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Busking Permit Application

  1. Busking Permit Application

    The City is excited to announce that some local performers will be entertaining residents and visitors in the community this summer!

    Through an initiative created by the Arts Recreation Culture (ARC) Coalition, the City has developed a temporary permit that can be issued to local buskers who would like to perform in community parks. 

    Buskers can apply for this permit by filling out the below application form.

    Buskers who are issued with a permit will be able to perform on pre-approved dates, times and locations, and must have the permit with them at all times when performing.

    Other requirements include:

        Amplification devices must be used responsibly and cannot violate the noise bylaw. 

        Busking cannot take place during any City hosted events or festivals. 

        The permit must be displayed while busking. 

        If the applicant is under the age of 18, he or she must be accompanied by an adult while busking. 

    Permits are subject to cancellation by any City of Chestermere Peace Officer if reasonable complaints are received, or at the discretion of the Chief Administrative Officer.

  2. First Name Last Name

  3. (xxx) xxx-xxxx
  4. Preferred Busking Locations*
  5. (I.e.: What instruments will be played)

  6. Will you be using an amplification device?:*

    Amps must be used responsibly and cannot violate the City's noise bylaw.

  7. Will you require power?:*
  8. Please include the date(s) requested and start and end times. 

  9. Busking applicants must agree to the following terms and conditions:
    1. Unobstructed access for emergency vehicles.
    2. The City’s Events Office reserves the right to cancel any event should any portion of the park/venue be rendered unsafe/unusable due to: 
    • a risk to the health and safety of any person;
    • a risk of damage to the property;
    • a contravention of any applicable law; or
    • the City’s inability to provide the site.   The Events Office may postpone the event to a future date that the Organizer agrees upon.
    1. The Applicant is responsible for ensuring the City property being used is left in the same condition as when the Applicant came on site.
    2. The Applicant shall ensure that they conduct themselves in an orderly manner, and comply with all statutes, regulations, bylaws, and rules made under federal, provincial, or municipal authority which in any way affects the event.
    3. The Applicant understands and agrees that the City of Chestermere is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
    4. The Applicant releases and forever discharges the City of Chestermere, and their elected and appointed officials, employees and agents any and all actions, causes of action, claims, and demands for damages, loss, or injury, suits or compensation arising, directly or indirectly however arising, which may be sustained by the Applicant in consequence of granting of the permission of busking on City property.
    5. The Applicant is required to bring a copy of their permit to while busking to demonstrate proof of permission.
    6. In the event of the Applicant’s failure to conform to any of the foregoing Terms and Conditions the City of Chestermere may revoke the permit granted without refund.
    7.  Booking of dates and times of use specified in this application is an advance request for use of a designated City property which is not guaranteed by the City of Chestermere. The City retains the right to reschedule or cancel dates and times booked at any time but will strive to provide as much advanced notice as possible to Applicants.
    8. Applicant’s are responsible for conducting a hazard assessment and reporting any issues to the Special Events Office.
  10. I understand and agree to the above terms and conditions:
  11. Type your name in the space above to digitally sign the application and agree to the above-mentioned requirements.

  12. If Applicant is under 18 years of age a guardian signature is required
  13. For Inquires Please Contact:
    Event Coordinator: Nancie Huneault | Tel: 403 207-7050 ext. 7051 | Email:
    This is an application. A City Parks Booking Permit Application is not officially booked until your applicant / organization is contacted by the Events Office and applicable documents are signed and confirmed received. 


    The personal information you provide on this form is protected by the provision and collected under the authority of Section 22 of the Municipal Government Act and Section 32(b) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used to determine eligibility for a Busking Permit and for enforcement of applicable laws and may be circulated to persons or authorities as necessary for the review process. If you have any questions about the collection of this information please contact the FOIP Coordinator, 105 Marina Road, Chestermere, AB T1X 1V7, (403) 207-7050.

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