City of Binghamton, New York


Ordinance Part: 
Code of Ordinances Part 2. General Legislation


Chapter 173, AMUSEMENTS

[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Binghamton 10-5-1970 (Ch. 3, §§ 3-5 and 3-6, of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]


§ 173-1.  Carnivals, road shows and similar exhibitions prohibited; exceptions.

No person shall at any time within the City exhibit or conduct or cause or procure to be exhibited or conducted out of doors, in tents or in any other temporary structure, any carnival, road show or similar exhibition or performance or any show, exhibition, performance, concession or refreshment stand in conjunction therewith; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to a circus or wild west show or to amateur performances or exhibitions. 


§ 173-2.  Circuses, theatricals and similar exhibitions or performances. 

A.         License required; fees; exceptions. No person shall conduct for gain or profit any circus, theatrical, musical, sporting event, bout, contest, performance, exhibition, or other performance, exhibition or other public entertainment or any performance, concert or exhibition of curiosities, natural or artificial, without first obtaining a license from the City Clerk. Any person seeking a license under the provisions of this section shall pay to the City Clerk a license fee as set from time to time by the City Council. The foregoing provision shall not apply to performances, concerts, exhibitions or those for beneficial purposes conducted by any educational, religious, charitable, and nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation pursuant to the tax laws of the federal or state governments; however, such organizations shall file a petition with the Mayor, acting as the Commissioner of Public Safety, at least five days prior to the date of performance. [Amended 12-4-2006 by L.L. No. 2-2006] 


B.         Revocation of license. Any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this section may be revoked at any time by the Chief of Police if, in his or her opinion, such performance or exhibition is improper or objectionable.