Yes. All events held on a street, in a park, or on City of Edmonton property require proof of at least $2 million dollars liability insurance.
Maybe. You will need a license or permit if your event includes any of the following activities:
- Is in a park
- Is on City-owned property
- Is on a street
- Will have tents or other structures on site
- Plans to have vendors selling food or merchandise
- Plans to have alcohol on site
- Will include activities involving or pyrotechnics (for example fireworks, fire pits, fire sculptures, fire performance)
- Other activities may require a permit as well
After you submit your Event Application, the Civic Events Office will inform you which permits you will require, and will guide you through the process.
Any person wishing to apply for a noise waiver must do so in writing to the Director of the Peace Officer Section, Community Standards and Neighbourhoods Branch by fax at 780 496 1640.
To grant a noise waiver the following criteria must be met:
- The event or activity being conducted shall be deemed to be for the benefit or in the interest of the public.
- Efforts must be made to contact those residents or businesses that may be affected by the noise prior to the start of the activity or event.
- Nature of activity or event must be outlined, including:
- Name of company performing work and for whom
- Address of activity or event
- Time(s) of activity or event
- Date(s) of activity or event
- Contact person on site (24 hours)
- Cellular phone number of contact person
The City will take into consideration if a previous noise waiver had been issued and if there were any complications or reasons not to re-issue another waiver.
Copies of all noise waivers are forwarded to the Police Communications Section.
Noise waivers can be revoked at any time.
Festivals and events are responsible for ensuring that they adhere to the municipal, provincial, and federal laws and regulations.
Some of the items you will need to ensure compliance with include:
- Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission regulations
- Occupational Health and Safety legislation
- Alberta Health Services regulations
- Community Standards Bylaw 14600 (outdoor fires, noise control, property maintenance, signs, garbage storage)
- Traffic Bylaw 5590
- Parkland Bylaw 2202
- Unauthorized Use of Parkland Bylaw 12308
- Public Places Bylaw 14614
- Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy regulations
Please note that this is not a complete list. Other regulations and legislation may apply to your event.