Expressive Activity Permits

SevenVenues staff are primarily working remotely. 

Call (757)664-6880 for information about permits.

SevenVenues oversees the permitting process for the first amendment protected expressive activities including, but not limited to assemblies, marches, processions, non-Commercial Parades, and religious ceremonies.

Learn more about expressive activities (PDF).

What restrictions are applied to Expressive Activity Permits?

  • The City can impose only content-neutral time, place and manner restrictions.
  • Equipment setup requests will be reviewed/approved on a case by case basis.
  • An Expressive Activity Permit (PDF) is required for all expressive activities with 30 or more participants in expected attendance.