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Commissioners approve Mass Gathering, Parade, ROW Permits

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Commissioners approve Mass Gathering, Parade, ROW Permits

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The Grimes County Commissioners Court held a Regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25 and approved - effective immediately - a Mass Gathering Permit Request Form, a Right of Way Parade Permit Application and Right of Way Permit Request Form. Permit application fees are $100 and are required for activities in unincorporated areas of Grimes County, not within the city limits of Grimes County municipalities.

The Grimes County Commissioners Court held a Regular meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25 and approved - effective immediately - a Mass Gathering Permit Request Form, a Right of Way Parade Permit Application and Right of Way Permit Request Form. Permit application fees are $100 and are required for activities in unincorporated areas of Grimes County, not within the city limits of Grimes County municipalities.

According to county attorney, Jon C. Fultz, the Mass Gathering Permit is “facilitating” a state law already in effect for mass gatherings. Regarding the Parade and Right of Way permits, the Texas Transportation Code gives counties jurisdictions over roads in the county regardless of whether they are farm-to-market, state highways or county roads.

DPS Sgt. Alease Wilson told commissioners, “It’s for all events,so you aren’t targeting a particular type of event. It gives law enforcement,EMS and the fire departments a heads-up that this situation is going on.”

For more information or to obtain a permit, contact Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly at (979) 204-4592, or (936) 873-4404, or email: david.lilly@grimescountytexas.gov.