The County does not have an ordinance regulating picketing or peaceful demonstrations on public properties or rights-of-way, however:
- Parade permits are required in order to restrict or block public roads. If you desire to hold a parade, submit a parade permit application (PDF) to the Chief of Police.
- If you expect that the gathering will attract 500 or more people, contact the Community Development Department at 540-772-2080 to discuss the process for obtaining a special use permit for an outdoor gathering.
- If you plan on holding a gathering at a public park, you may need to reserve the park facilities.
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