City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 610.010 Definitions and Prohibited Practices.

[R.O. 2006 §635.010; Ord. No. 497 §158, 6-26-1979; Ord. No. 1423 1, 10-15-1990]
A. 
Any group of more than three (3) vehicles or more than four (4) pedestrians traveling upon the streets or sidewalks together, or in a procession, or in a race, shall be deemed to be a parade within the meaning of this Chapter, provided however, that funerals, the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of this State, the forces of the Police and Fire Department or any group of residents of this City who are out for a walk for pleasure and not for the purpose of advertising, demonstrating, or promoting any idea or thing, or being involved in any organized physical activity such as a marathon, walkathon, bikeathon or the like shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter.
B. 
The following acts shall be a violation of this Chapter and shall be a misdemeanor:
1. 
The conduct of, or participation in, a procession or parade or organized physical activity as defined above, without having a valid permit hereunder;
2. 
The willful falsification of an application or accompanying documents in any material respect;
3. 
The transfer of a permit to any person, other than the rightful holder;
4. 
The commission of any acts of trespass, violence, force, damage to property (public or private) or the use of any abusive, obscene or vital language or cursing while engaged in any such parades; or
5. 
The failure to carry the permit while engaged in the permitted activity hereunder.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct or take part in any procession or parade or organized physical activity, as defined in Subsection (A) of this Section, upon the roadways or sidewalks of the City without first having obtained a permit from the office of the City Clerk designating the street or streets such processions shall traverse, and the hours within which the same shall proceed.

Section 610.020 Application — Generally.

[R.O. 2006 §635.020; Ord. No. 497 §159, 6-26-1979]
A. 
Any person desiring to conduct, sponsor or participate in a procession or parade or organized physical activity in the City shall make written application under oath for a parade permit on a form to be provided by the City Clerk.
B. 
In said application, the applicant shall state the name or names, date of birth, present residence, business and name and address of employer of the applicant or applicants; and if the application is made by a firm or organization, such information should be furnished with respect to the managing heads of such firm or organization and those who will be in charge of the parade, procession or organized physical activity.
C. 
The application shall also contain an adequate physical description of the applicant or other persons mentioned who are required to make such application, with information as to height, weight, color of hair, of eyes and other identifying characteristics.
D. 
Where literature, letters, pamphlets, or other printed or written material are to be distributed, the application shall be accompanied by a sample or copy of each piece to be distributed. The application shall state the applicant's best estimate of the number of vehicles, and of the number of pedestrians or participants that are expected to participate in such procession or parade or organized physical activity.
E. 
The application shall be made in duplicate, shall be signed by the person or persons required to sign such application under the above provisions.

Section 610.030 Grounds For Refusal To Issue License.

[R.O. 2006 §635.030; Ord. No. 497 §161, 6-26-1979]
If the applicant or applicants for a permit required by this Chapter fail to give all the information and accompanying data, documents, and fee required, the permit shall be immediately refused by the City Clerk.

Section 610.040 Application Forwarded To Police.

[R.O. 2006 §635.040; Ord. No. 1423 §3, 10-15-1990; Ord. No. 1918 §3, 11-20-1995]
Upon the filing of the application for a permit required by this Chapter in duplicate and duly and properly executed under oath, and accompanied by the proper documents and information, the City Clerk shall immediately furnish a copy thereof to the Police Department for investigation and report.

Section 610.050 Investigation of Application.

[R.O. 2006 §635.050; Ord. No. 1918 §3, 11-20-1995]
Upon receipt of a copy of the application for a permit required by this Chapter, the Police Department shall immediately make an investigation of the truth and accuracy of the information set out in the application including, but not limited to, the route sought by applicants, and report the findings to the City Clerk.

Section 610.060 Issuance.

[R.O. 2006 §635.060; Ord. No. 1423 §4, 10-15-1990]
A. 
The Police Department using the information provided by the applicant shall conduct an investigation and make a recommendation to the City Clerk concerning the advisability of approving a permit. Should the Police Department have further questions or comments to protect the safety of the participants or onlookers, the Police Department shall convey such remarks with its recommendation to the City Clerk.
B. 
The City Clerk shall issue a permit if there is no danger to the public health, safety or general welfare of the public.
C. 
The permit shall carry the following information:
1. 
Name of applicant.
2. 
Time and place of parade, procession or physical activity.
3. 
Description of activity.
4. 
Conditions of activity.
5. 
Map indicating streets/parks/sidewalks of the route.
6. 
Any restrictions which apply.
7. 
Insurer, if applicable.