Civic Functions & Special Events
Civic functions and special events that seek to use public parks, roadways, buildings, or other municipal resources require a Civic Function Permit, which is issued through the Community Services Department at Town Hall. Conducting or hosting an event on public party without said permit is prohibited and organizers run the risk of having their event shut down. The permitting process involves an interdepartmental review of the public safety, public works, and community management issues associated with each particular event.
For more information and a copy of the most current permit application, please contact Maureen Knight at the Community Services Department at Town Hall at (781) 942-9056.
A list of the most common examples of events that require a permit are as follows:
- Neighborhood Block Parties
- Road Races
- Vigils, Marches or Parades
- Certain Fundraisers
- Other Special Events
24 Hours per Day
7 Days per Week
365 Days per Year
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Reading Police Department, text the keyword READINGPD and your message to 847411 (tip411).
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