What happens if I don’t get a permit for my event?
It is important to properly permit your event in order to ensure the safety of the public and to allow the City to allocate emergency services personnel to your event, if necessary. A written violation will be issued to the event organizer and property owner the first time an event is held without obtaining a permit, and each will be disqualified from applying for a special event permit for 18 months from the date of the violation. Each following violation will additionally be punishable with a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.00.

Please remember if you are unsure of whether or not your event needs to obtain a Special Event permit, you may contact the Special Event Coordinator at eventpermits@hampton.gov or 757.727.6640.

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1. Do I need a Special Event Permit?
2. What if I miss the submittal deadline or want to plan an event at the last minute?
3. What is application review based upon?
4. How many events may I host each year?
5. What happens if I don’t get a permit for my event?