City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.39
Section 10.39.090

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division II. License Code

Chapter 10.39 Special Events – Parades – Demonstrations

Section 10.39.090 Cost Recovery for Special Events
  1. Except when waived by the mayor or by city council resolution for any special event, the licensing officer shall charge:
    1. an administrative processing fee of fifty dollars per event paid at the time of application;
    1. the cost of the City personnel involved in traffic control, fire department response, facility or street support, clean up and repair and the cost of City equipment and any other non-personnel expense involved in the special event.
  1. The fees and costs shall be estimated in writing by the licensing officer to the applicant prior to the issuance of the special event permit.
  1. The fees and costs shall be paid by the applicant to the City within thirty days from the receipt of the bill for such costs and fees.
  1. When a special event permit is sought for an expressive activity involving a demonstration, rally or march, as defined by this chapter, and the special event will not require temporary street closures, cost recovery shall be limited to the administrative processing fee.
  1. When a special event permit is sought for an expressive activity requiring street closure or other City services, personnel and equipment, the special event permit may be conditioned upon payment of estimated costs incurred by the City to a maximum amount of five hundred dollars.
    1. In no way will an indigent applicant’s First Amendment rights be impaired in any fashion.
    1. The terms and conditions of a permit shall not infringe upon the rights of petition, assembly or free expression protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and/or Article 1, Section 3, 4 and 5 of the Washington State Constitution.

Date Passed: Monday, June 4, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ORD C34041 Section 1 (Recodification)