Parades, Processions & More

In accordance with City of Batavia Ordinance 7-1-12 (C), an application (PDF) for a permit to hold a parade, procession, and/or open air meeting on a public way or upon grounds abutting a public way within the City of Batavia is required.

Permit Requirements

Although not all events require permits, a permit must be obtained per City of Batavia Ordinance 7-1-12 (A) as provided if the event is located:

  • On any public street, alley or other public way (“Public Ways”) that will interfere with the free flow of vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian or other traffic on the Public Ways.

  • On any public property within fifty feet (50’) of any Public Way that is likely to interfere with the free flow of vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, or other traffic on the Public Ways. A presumption shall arise of the more than one hundred (100) people are expected to assemble.

Parade permits are free of charge and the city requires that requests be made not less than seven (7) days prior to the event. If the event requires a road closure, this application must be filed not less than twenty-one (21) days prior to the event. Additional insurance, waiver and indemnification requirements may be applicable (City of Batavia Ordinance 7-1-12 (I).

Although a permit may not be required in all cases, it is highly recommended that it is obtained in order to determine if any city services will be needed to make your event a success. Please review City of Batavia Ordinance 7-1-12 for complete information. If you have any questions, please contact the Batavia Police Department at 630-454-2500.