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City of Tiffin announces updated permitting process for parades, events




Members of the Tiffin Columbian Marching Band are seen on Washington Street during the 2022 Memorial Day Parade in Downtown Tiffin. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — The City of Tiffin has recently made changes to its permitting process for parades and events.

The new changes, effective immediately, require organizers for events, including 5Ks and community events that require street or public parking lot closures, to fill out and submit the proper permit application. These permits will then be presented before the Traffic Safety Commission, which meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

To comply with the new changes, organizers are asked to submit permit applications no less than 45 days prior to the event. The permit applications should be submitted to the City Administrator.

Parade permits have also been updated and will be granted by the Chief of Police or Police Lieutenant. Permit applications for parades should be submitted no fewer than 15 days prior to the event. As part of the updated permit, a permanent Downtown Tiffin parade route has been established, with set starting times depending on the season.

Organizers who plan to hold events in City parks should continue to coordinate with the City of Tiffin Parks Department.

There is no fee to file an event or parade permit. However, the City of Tiffin requires event organizers to submit a Certificate of Insurance showing that the applicant carries Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, with the City of Tiffin included as an additional insured on the policy. Details regarding the insurance policy can be found in the application.

For any questions regarding the changes to the City’s event permit policies, individuals may contact City Administrator Nick Dutro at or (419) 448-5402. The updated permit forms are available on the City of Tiffin’s website at

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