1st Amendment Demonstrations

1st Amendment Demonstration

On July 29, 2021, the Charleston City Council passed amendments to the Special Events, Parks & Rec, and Concealed Weapons ordinances and created a new First Amendment demonstration ordinances.  The following video explains some of the key points to the updates.

Due to these revisions, the permit application for organizing a First Amendment demonstration has been updated.  The new application can be found at:  First Amendment Demonstration Application

For events that do not meet the requirements for needing a First Amendment demonstration permit or are spontaneous in nature, please follow the Small Group and Spontaneous Regulations.  These regulations apply to all First Amendment assemblies.

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