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Permits and Rules for Political Rallies and Protests Rallies at Phoenix Arizona State Capitol

Permits Rules Regulations Political Rallies Protests Phoenix Arizona State Capitol


Who must apply? Anyone who wants to host an assembly, demonstration, display, festival, parade, or rally that will be held on State property managed by Arizona Department of Administration General Services pision (ADOAGSD), must file a Solicitation and Special Events Permit Application with the Office of Special Events.

Contact the following for applications and information, and submit applications and fees to:

Arizona Department of Administration – General Services Division
Office of Special Events
100 North 15th Avenue – Suite 202
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.542.0692
Fax: 602.542.1926
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is a Special Event? A Special Event is an assembly, demonstration, display, festival, parade, or rally conducted by a person other than a ceremony, gathering, or press conference conducted by a person authorized by the head of a state agency using the agency's own office space. (A.A.C. R2-11-401)


An Applicant who wants to host an event that will involve closing a public right-of-way or a state- maintained right-of-way (street, sidewalk, or alley) must request permission from the applicable City’s Transportation office. In addition, ADOT will require an application for an Encroachment Permit if freeway ramps or right-of ways are closed. City of Phoenix: www.phoenix.gov/specialevents

ADOT: https://azdot.gov/business/Permits/encroachment-permits Street closings and placement of barricades/signage on public streets and right-of-ways must be coordinated with and approved by the appropriate City. If an event requires closure of streets or public right-of-ways, proper barricades and signage are required. All signage and barricades must comply with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. To ensure that Applicants are in compliance, the approved barricade company will be responsible for placement and removal of all barricades and signage before and after an event. Should a private barricade company do the barricading, the company must submit a traffic control plan.


Sign Requirements Applicants wanting to advertise their event by displaying signage prior and/or during their event must follow the guidelines listed below:

1. Signage can only be displayed on-site during the time frames established in the Permit;

2. Signage must be displayed within the boundaries of the event;

3. Signage must be free-standing (no staking is permissible);

4. Signage content must be non-discriminatory and is subject to ADOA GSD approval; and

5. All signage must be removed from the venue immediately after event is over.

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