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Charles City County Special Events Permit

Charles City County requires this permit for Trail events with 500+ participants that go through Charles City County. If you are using a portion of the Charles City section of the Trail for your event then you must complete the application linked above.  For questions, contact Denise Williams (

Henrico County Parade Permit

If you're using the Trail and crossing Route 5 or any local road in Henrico County, you will need a Parade/Marathon Permit from Henrico County. Applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the event. For more information visit the Henrico County Police website linked above. For questions, contact Officer Alviti ( 

James City County Special Events Permit

If you are hosting an event on the James City County section of the Trail, click to the above link to see if your event requires a special events permit. Applications for a Special Event Permit should be completed in the PermitLink system at least 90 days in advance of the proposed event. For questions, contact Beth Klapper ( 

VDOT Land Use Permit

Click the link above to see if your event requires a LUP-SE (Special Event) permit from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Events using the Trail require an LUP-SE if the event obstructs traffic or has trail-side water stops. 

City of Richmond Special Event Permit

Plan on using the Richmond section of the Trail? Click the link above to see if your event requires a special events permit from the City of Richmond. For questions, contact Natasha Toliver (