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2021 Special Event Permit Application

  1. This form is not a permit. Please read this application in full. Completion of this application does not constitute an automatic approval and does not guarantee that a permit will be issued. Event organizers are encouraged not to issue any press releases, advertise, sell tickets, etc. until the necessary approvals and/or permits have been issued. Event organizers are encouraged to include maps, plans and any pertinent supporting documentation with this application. Any event permitting questions can be directed to the Town’s Events Coordinator at 508-325-4166.
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  4. i.e. Catering Company, Event Planner, Festival Organizer, Non-Profit Org., etc.
  5. if different than Primary Contact
  6. Host Type
  8. i.e. "Smith Wedding" or "Nantucket Film Festival"
  9. See Below for BEACH EVENTS.
  10. Is this Event open to the public?
  11. Is there an admission / registration fee?
  12. All events must comply with the 10:00 pm Noise Ordinance. Requests for extension past 10:00 pm must be approved by the Select Board
  13. Please list all dates for events at one location only or attach full agenda.
  14. Please attach Full Schedule for events with multiple dates at one location.
  15. Important Notice - Events Over 250
    Any event anticipating over 250 participants requires a Public Hearing at a regularly-scheduled Select Board meeting. Public Hearings must be noticed in the Inquirer and Mirror for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing (at Applicant's expense). Public Hearings may be waived for recurring events. Events anticipating under 250 participants may require a Public Hearing at Town Administration's discretion.
  16. Have You Held This Event On-Island Before?
  17. Information provided here may be used for publication on Island Events Calendar.
  18. Required for Bike / Road Race or Walk.
  19. Required for Events with Tents/Temporary Structures and/or Events on Public Property. A detailed site plan is required - applications will not be processed without it. Attach separate document(s) that clearly show the location of the event, fencing, entry /exit points, tents (include dimensions), stages, generators, bars, tables / chairs, portable restrooms, trash cans, dumpsters, signs, etc.
  21. Please list all temporary structures, tables, chairs, etc. that will be used for your event.
  22. Beach and Endangered Species Protection
    Safety of endangered species habitat and beach maintenance are prime concerns for any beach-related activity on the island. Nesting birds, erosion and endangered plants exist throughout the island. Natural Resource approval is required to make sure protection laws are not being violated and proper precautions are being taken.
  24. Will Alcohol Be Served?*
    If No, continue to Step 3.
  25. Alcohol To Be Served

    Only Non-Profit Organizations are permitted to serve ALL Alcoholic Beverages. For Profit Organizations are only permitted to serve Beer and Wine.

  27. Will There Be Entertainment?*
    If No, continue to Step 4.
  28. Will The Entertainment Be Amplified?
  29. Will The Entertainment Be Outside?
  30. All events must comply with the 10:00 pm Noise Ordinance. Requests for extension past 10:00 pm must be approved by the Board of Selectman.
  32. Will Event Require Any Road Or Sidewalk To Be Blocked Or Closed?
  33. STEP 5: TENTS
  34. Will There Be A Tent Or Other Temporary Structure Erected?*
    If No, continue to Step 6.
  35. Temporary Structures Are Subject to Inspection By Building & Fire Dept. Before Event.
  36. STEP 6: FOOD
  37. Will Food Be Served?*
  38. Food Service Providers Must Have A Current Catering License Issued By The Town Of Nantucket. If They Are Not Licensed On Nantucket, They Must Be Approved By The Health Department At Least 14 Days Prior To The Event. Any Event With More Than One (1) Caterer is Required to Apply for One-Day Food Permits for Each Food Service Provider Regardless of License.
  39. Portable Toilets at public events: For single user portable toilets clustered at a single location, at least 5% but not less than one accessible toilet unit shall be installed at each cluster
  41. Effective June 1, 2020, Nantucket's Single-Use Plastics Ban prohibits these single-use petroleum based plastic products from being commercially used, sold or distributed at special events: straws and drink stirrers, six-pack can and bottle flexible yokes, drinking cups and lids, non-compostable plates and eating utensils, drinking water in polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) containers of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less, non-recyclable coffee pods.
  42. Plastic Ban on Nantucket
    In consideration of permission to use the public property, facility or services described herein, the Applicant agrees to save and hold the Town of Nantucket, its agents, servants, and employees harmless from any and all liabilities or costs arising out of the use of the described premises by the Applicant, the Applicant's guests, employees, subcontractors, and/or other persons. The Applicant acknowledges that the permission to utilize the facilities is limited to the portion of the premises herein described (if applicable), and that the permission is valid only for the activity herein described. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Hold Harmless Agreement shall be applicable to any claim asserted against the Town of Nantucket, its agents, servants, and employees, and for any loss incurred arising out of the Applicant's activity whether or not such claim or loss extends beyond the permitted type or locale of activity or occurs on a different date than specified. Commercial General Liability is required in the amount of $1,000,000 CSL (combined single limit) with the Town and County of Nantucket added as an additional insured.
  44. By typing your name in the applicant signature field(s), and submitting this form electronically (via email), you affirm that all information contained within this document was completed truthfully, and to the best of your knowledge and you understand that your electronic signature is considered legally binding the same as signing your physical signature by hand.
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