Assembly Permits

Commercial Assembly Permit

Commercial Assembly Permits are required by any organization hosting an event in Vermont that meets the following criteria:

  • The event will have 2,000 or more people attending.
  • Admission will be charged, and you cannot attend the event unless you pay admission.
  • The event is not a cycling or road running event.

If your event meets these criteria, you must submit a Commercial Assembly Permit no less than 30 days prior to the event. Include information about your event, how it was publicized and plans for medical needs, traffic control, concessions and portalets.

The signed original should be submitted via U.S. Mail to:

Department of Public Safety
Major Rick Hopkins, Permitting Officer
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300

Then email a copy of the completed application to Cindy Norris or fax it to 802-241-5551

Application approval or denial will be completed when the signed original is recieved from the applicant.

Exception to the Two Abreast Rule

In the State of Vermont, bicycles are not allowed to ride more than two abreasts while traveling on a public roadway. You may ask for an exception to this rule when a sporting event you are hosting is expected to exceed this rule.

You should download and complete the application if you are hosting a large bicycle tour group, or cycling road race.

The signed original should be submitted via U.S. Mail to:

Department of Public Safety
Major Rick Hopkins, Permitting Officer
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300

Then email a copy of the completed application to Cindy Norris or fax it to 802-241-5551.

Application approval or denial will be completed when the signed original is recieved from the applicant.

Triathlon/Marine Event Permit

Whenever an organization holds a triathlon or marine event in Vermont they should file a race application with the Department of Public Safety. Although similar to the two previous permits, a race/marine event application must be received no later than 15 days prior to the event. The Department of Public Safety will be approaching these permits with the safety of participants and spectators in mind.

The signed original should be submitted via U.S. Mail to:

Department of Public Safety
Major Rick Hopkins, Permitting Officer
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300

Then email a copy of the completed application to Cindy Norris or fax it to 802-241-5551.

Application approval or denial will be completed when the signed original is recieved from the applicant.