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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 30. Department Of General Services
Chapter 150. Regulations for Public Use of Robert E. Lee Monument, Richmond, Va
10/25/2021

1VAC30-150-30. Rules regarding permitted events.

A. All permitted events must be coordinated with the City of Richmond to ensure that such event will not interfere with major vehicular traffic within the traffic circle. The areas surrounding the Lee Monument are residential zones. In conjunction with § 18.2-419 of the Code of Virginia and the City of Richmond's noise ordinance level restrictions, events at the grounds may only occur during the following hours, unless the times referenced in this subsection conflict with subdivision 1 of 1VAC30-150-20.

1. Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

2. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

3. Sunday: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

B. Permitted events may last a maximum of two hours, with an additional 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to break down the event. If the City of Richmond will require road closure, permitted events will be authorized to last one hour, with an additional 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to break down the event. Permitted events shall not exceed these time parameters.

C. The following items and activities are prohibited on the Lee Monument, and any violation will result in an immediate revocation of the permit and removal from the Lee Monument:

1. Weapons: any pistol, rifle, shotgun, or other firearm of any kind, whether loaded or unloaded, air rifle, air pistol, paintball gun, paintball rifle, explosive, blasting cap, knife, hatchet, ax, slingshot, blackjack, metal knuckles, mace, iron buckle, ax handle, chains, crowbar, hammer, or any club, bludgeon, or any other instrumentality used, or intended to be used, as a dangerous weapon.

2. Bricks, stones, rocks, or pieces of asphalt or concrete.

3. Glass bottles, glass jars, or glass containers of any kind.

4. Tents, tables, scaffolding, or staging.

5. Penetration of the ground by any object.

6. Stick-holding placards.

7. Solicitations, sales, collections, or fundraising activities.

8. Food or beverages of any type.

9. Auxiliary and portable lights.

10. Open air burning. Hand-held candles with drip guards are acceptable.

11. The use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones).

12. Hazardous, flammable, or combustible liquids or materials.

13. Animals, except service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

14. Fossil-fuel powered generators.

D. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a disabled person from carrying, possessing, or using a wheelchair, cane, walker, or similar device necessary for providing mobility so that the person may participate in a permitted event.

E. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit certified law-enforcement officers or other public safety officials acting in their official capacity from carrying or possessing materials, weapons, or devices used in the performance of law-enforcement duties.

F. Certain portions of subsections A, B, and C of this section may not apply to established events that have been approved for more than three consecutive years by the Department of General Services and the City of Richmond permitting processes prior to the enactment of this regulation.

Statutory Authority

§ 2.2-4011 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 35, Issue 17, eff. May 16, 2019.

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