Permits & Applications

Certain activities require a permit before they can take place within the City of Xenia. Read through the following for more information on permits issued by the City Manager. If you have any questions please call the City Managers Office at (937) 376-7232.

Special Event Permit

Any event that is open to the general public or any private event that is expected to include more than 200 persons, within any municipal park, facility or other public space, including streets and right-of-ways, must first make application for a permit from the City Manager.

Application must be submitted no less than 30 days before the scheduled date of the event. Proof of liability insurance and a $50.00 application fee must accompany the application.

See the Special Event Application for additional details.

Block Party Permit

In order to conduct a block party on any public street you must first make application for a permit from the City Manager. 

Application must be submitted no less than 5 work days before the scheduled date of the block party. An application fee of $11.00 must accompany the application.

See the 
Block Party Application for additional details.

Street Banner Permit

Application must be submitted no less than 10 days prior to hand date. Proof of liability insurance and a $150.00 application fee must accompany this application.

See the Street Banner Application for banner policy and specifications.

Solicitation Permit 

In September 2015, the Xenia City Council approved legislation that would require solicitors to obtain a permit to solicit goods, wares, merchandise, or services in the City. The legislation allows the City of Xenia to enforce provisions for failure to receive a permit in advance and failure to comply with applicable standards.The permit process consists of an application and a criminal background check. At the time of application, a fee of $25.00 must be paid by each individual applicant and the permit will expire one year after initial approval. Upon approval of an application, a solicitor must carry with him or her and produce, upon request, a copy of their approved application for inspection by any city official or resident/inhabitant being solicited. 

The standards for denial of an initial permit or revocation of an existing permit to be determined at the discretion of the City Manager. Appeal of a decision to deny or revoke a permit will be heard by the Economic Development Advisory board, whose decision will be final.

Exceptions to the permit requirement are made for those soliciting in order to disseminate ideas, thoughts, or messages regarding any cause, issue, religion, or political candidate, in addition to those peddling or soliciting goods of their own manufacture or raising.  

*All solicitors must abide by the hour restrictions set forth in Chapter 850

See the Solicitation Application for more information.
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