[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of New Haven as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-1-1896 by Ord. No. 1]
No person or persons shall make or exhibit in said Village any play, game, circus or menagerie, or give any theatrical exhibition, concert or lecture, or exhibit any artificial curiosity, or give any public entertainment or amusement of any kind for which pay is demanded or received without a license from the President of the Village.
The President is hereby authorized to grant licenses for the purpose aforesaid on the payment of such sum of money as hereinafter mentioned.
This chapter shall not extend to any exhibition by the pupils of any school or to any entertainment for the benefit of any church or benevolent object or to lectures on historic, literary or scientific subjects.
Licenses may be granted upon the applicant paying to the Village Clerk fees as follows:
For the exhibition of a circus and menagerie combined: $10.
For the exhibition of any circus or wild west show (so-called): $5.
For any sideshow, play or theatrical exhibition under a tent: $5.
For any minstrel show, play, concert, theatrical exhibition or public entertainment not herein specially excepted, given in any unlicensed public hall in said Village: $1.50.
It shall be the duty of the Village Clerk, on payment to him of a fee of $0.50 by such applicant, to make out such license for execution by the President. He shall also keep a record of all licenses granted under this chapter, and the amount thereof, and submit a monthly report of the same to the Council.
It shall be the duty of any person or company receiving a license under the provisions of this chapter to keep good order in and about his or its place of amusement or exhibition, and for that purpose, to keep at his or its expense a sufficient police officer.
The owner, lessee or manager of any opera house or public hall in said Village may take out a yearly license for the same by paying annually the sum of $10.
[Amended 1-13-2015 by Ord. No. 333]
Any violation of this chapter shall be punished as set forth in Chapter 59, Municipal Civil Infractions, of the Code of the Village of New Haven.
[Adopted 6-14-2011 by Ord. No. 311]
The Building Department, through its Building Official, may grant temporary uses of land and structures for special events and other temporary uses subject to compliance with an adopted application and fee process and the following:
Written permission for the intended use is provided from the owners of the affected property, provision of adequate off-street parking;
The applicant specifies the duration of the temporary use;
Electrical and utility connections, if necessary, are approved by the Building Official;
The Village may require a performance bond to assure proper cleanup and restoration of the site at issue.
The following conditions apply to specific temporary uses, by way of example. The Village may issue conditions on other uses on a case-by-case basis.