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I certify that the information submitted in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I/we the sponsor(s) named above have read the attached regulations and understand all the requirements and am/are willing to assume full responsibility for any damages or losses to public or private property.
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Requirements for all outdoor activities such as Carnivals, Circuses, Parades, Fairs, Flea Markets, and any other similar type of event.
1. A fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A:120BC must be immediately available at every location where there is cooking or any open flame, including welding. The same size extinguisher is also required in/on each generator.
2. All propane or other gas cylinders over 20 pounds (grill size) must be secured to prevent tip over.
3. All propane equipment including hose fittings, tanks, and cooking appliances must be clean and in good condition. Damaged or leaking equipment is not permitted.
4. Only heavy-duty extension cords will be permitted where extension cords must be used.
5. Dumpsters or trash containers may not be placed within ten feet of a structure.
6. Fire hydrants must be kept clean at all times and cannot be used as tie down posts.
7. Access for emergency vehicles must be maintained at all times.
8. All safety systems such as exit lights, emergency lights, smoke detectors, and fire suppression system must be maintained and fully operational for inspection.
9. All decorations used on floats or stage must be made of flame resistance materials.
10. Tents over 900 square feet or 30 feet in any dimension must comply with the provisions of the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey and the Uniform Building Code of the State of New Jersey. Tents are required to obtain a building permit as a “temporary structure” depending on configuration.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS
1. All utensils and equipment should be checked, cleaned, and sanitized at least one week prior to use.
a. All grills and/or gratings used for cooking should be scraped of all residue and grease accumulations.
b. After scouring and cleaning, all equipment should have a light application of vegetable oil to prevent surface rusting.
2. All booths handling food must have a plastic hand-basin, water, soap, and paper towels for personal hand washing purposes.
a. Persons engaging in food handling shall not wear jewelry in a manner in which the jewelry could become incorporated in the food.
b. Employees shall not use tobacco in any form while engaged in food preparation or service.
c. Persons engaged in handling food products shall handle all prepared food with tongs, spatulas, or plastic disposable-type gloves to avoid food contamination.
d. Person engaged in food handling shall use effective hair restraints to prevent contamination of foods.
e. Where prepared unwrapped food is placed on display in all types of retail food establishments, it shall be protected by cleaning counters, services line, or salad bar protector devices, cabinets, sneeze guards, display cases, containers or similar protective equipment.
f. Overhead protection i.e. canopy, tent or similar device shall be provided.
3. All ice products should be obtained from proper sources and be either chipped crushed or cubes. No block ice is to be used because block ice poses contamination problems.
4. Wet storage of packaged food and beverages shall be prohibited, provided that wet storage of pressured containers of beverages may be permitted when:
a. The water contains 50 parts per million of available chlorine.
b. The used water is changed frequently enough to keep both the water and the container clean
5. All refrigeration units shall be provided with thermometers accurate to +3 Fahrenheit, located in the warmest part of the refrigerator.
6. All potentially hazardous food, when placed on display, shall be kept hot or cold as required.
a. If served hot, the temperature of such food shall be kept at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
b. All cold foods shall be held at a temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below
7. All equipment shall be properly sanitized using the 3 bucket system= Wash, Rinse, Sanitize with 50ppm of available chlorine.
1. Standard wiring shall be conduit or any other N.E.C. approved metal.
2. Lighting shall be UL, FM, or other certified testing laboratory type.
3. Receptacles shall be grounding type and ground fault protected.
4. Receptacles shall have approved weatherproof covers.
5. No zip or lamp cord allowed.
6. All wiring shall conform to the present National Electric Code.
7. Have a New Jersey Licensed Electrical Contractor wire your stand to be safe.
1. No more than two permits will be issued per ward for any given date.
2. Residents and emergency vehicles must be allowed means of egress at all times.
3. All applications with the attached petitions for Block Parties, Parades, Bazaars, and Festivals must be completed and returned to the Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture at least four (4-6) weeks prior to date of event.
a. Parade permits do not need petitions; however, the application must still be filled out.
b. No person shall engage in, form, or start any parade in the City without obtaining a permit from the Police Director. A parade shall mean any assemblage of 25 or more people engaged in an organized procession of any duration along a public street or highway, following a certain route, whether predetermined or not. No permit shall be issued to permit a parade prior to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, except in connection with a religious procession.
c. With the exception of a street closure for a road and/ or building construction, contact the Trenton Police Department at (609) 989-3903.
4. Amplified music is restricted in accordance with the provisions of City Code.
5. Concessions of any kind are prohibited unless proper permits are obtained from the City Clerk or the responsible government agent.
6. The charging of admission fees or the collection of voluntary financial contributions is strictly prohibited.
7. Public consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited, unless vendor has applied and been approved for an ABC Permit to sell alcohol. These permits are obtained from the City Clerk’s Office at 609-989 -3187.
8. Violation of the rules and regulations will result in the denial of future applications.
9. Main thoroughfares and busy streets may not be blocked off for block parties.
10. There is a $40.00 refundable deposit for each barricade plus a $5.00 barricade fee. Payment of fee and arrangements for set-up, pick up, and return of barricades must be made five (5) business days prior to the event directly to the Department of Traffic and Transportation located in City Hall at (609) 989-3612.
11. Permits must be on person or the sponsor(s) during the event, in order that police or other City representatives may confirm.
1) Please attach any advertisements which will be circulated for your event below, provided one exists.
2) Please attach the signed and completed PETITION FORM (all signatures must be from an adult and one signature per household or business is required).
List all security (off duty police officers). Suggested: 1 Officer for 25-100 people/ 2 Officers for 101-200 people/ 3 officers for 201-300 people (TPD will determine required security).
Department of Recreation,
Natural Resources and Culture
319 East State St., 1st Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
# of Barricades
Must be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the date of event.
Start Date & Time
$5.00 per barricade
End Date & Time
Streets to Be Closed
$40 refundable deposit
Block Parties, Street Closure & Parades Application
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