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Question: I’ve seen neighborhood dance parties promoted on social media which charge admission fees to the kids. Are Euclid residents allowed to have a children’s dance party in their homes and charge admission?
Answer: from Lt. Mitch Houser, Community Policing Unit
Yes, but there are rules that must be followed and fees paid. A homeowner wishing to hold a paid-admission dance or ball at their private residence must consider the following:
You may not hold a public dance or public ball in Euclid without having obtained a permit from the Mayor. A permit application must be filed at least thirty days in advance.
A “Public Dance” and “Public Ball” as any dance or ball where admission can be had by (1) payment of a fee or (2) by the purchase, possession or presentation of a ticket or token or (3) to which the public generally may gain admission with or without the payment of a fee. If admission is charged, the City’s admittance tax must be paid.
All public dances and public balls shall end no later than 1:00 a.m
Between the following hours, any music and noise that can be distinctly heard at a distance of more than 100 feet from its source shall be deemed excessive and illegal:
11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. when the morning hours are Monday-Friday
11:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. when the morning hours are on a Saturday
11:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. when the morning hours are on a Sunday
5. Curfew for minors is as follows:
Under 12 years: 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.
12-15 years old: 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.
16-17 years old: 11:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.
It is my opinion that anyone wishing to hold a paid-admission event should rent a professional, properly licensed, party center to avoid potential problems and liability.
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