Special Event Permit

City of High Point Event Policy

Thank you for considering the City of High Point, North Carolina as a location for your event.  The City of High Point is the setting for many events throughout the year and we look forward to working with you throughout the application process.  This policy serves as a guide for event applicants to ensure that all needed information is submitted, and all rules, regulations, and ordinances are followed.

Our goal is to serve as a one-stop point of contact for application submittal, thereby streamlining the application process so it is as user-friendly as possible.  By completing the appropriate application process, event organizers will inform the City of High Point about specific details of your event that will enable your event to be as successful as possible.  In addition, the appropriate information will be forwarded to all applicable City of High Point departments to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees and event personnel.

The City of High Point has implemented our new Special Event Fees:

Event Application                              Non-Profit                     For Profit    

Special Event Application Fee                  $50.00                               $100.00                          Per Event
Neighborhood Block Party                        $25.00                               $50.00                            Per Event

Traffic Control Devices 

Barricade Rental                                        $12.00                              $12.00                            Per Day
Traffic Cone Rental                                    $2.00                                $2.00                              Per Day
Sign Truck                                                  $18.00                              $18.00                            Per Hour, Per Truck
Bicycle Rack (P&R)                                    $10.00                              $10.00                            Per Day

Mendenhall Terminal 

Mendenhall terminal Rental                       $500.00                             $1,000.00                       Per Day
Message Board Programming                   $100.00                             $100.00                          Per Event
Over Head Lights                                       $50.00                               $50.00                            Per Event


20A 115v Receptacle                                 $10.00                                $10.00                           Per Outlet
200A 208v Receptacle 3-Phase (Sound)   $100.00                              $100.00                         Per Day
300A 208v 3 Phase (Lighting)                    $125.00                              $125.00                         Per Day
Electrician(3 Phase Connect/Disconnect)  $150.00                              $50.00                           Per Event


Roll-Off Dumpster                                       $100.00                              $100.00                         Per Event
Street Closure Fee                                      $25.00                                $50.00                           Per Event  
Trail or Greenway Event Usage Fee           $50.00                                $100.00                         Per Event

Click on the following link to download forms:

Special Event Application - Parade, Footrace, Bicycle Race or Festival

Application for the block party permit - A planned gathering of persons in which a public street will be closed that is sponsored by a business, place of worship, non-profit organization or community interest group.

Notice of intent to picket - To make a public display or demonstration of sentiment for or against a person or cause, including those demonstrations which may include the distribution of leaflets or handbills, the display of signs and any oral communication or speech, which may involve an effort to persuade or influence, including all expressive and symbolic conduct, whether active or passive, upon those portions of the public street and sidewalks not used primarily for vehicular parking and moving traffic and not constituting a parade.

Questions or Concerns contact:

Karen Rimmer
High Point Theatre
220 E. Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: 336-883-3625