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Permits and Licenses

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There are permitting and licensing procedures that must be followed during Inauguration Week. Please check back for additional information on permitting and licensing information.

Tour Bus Permit

  • Buses parking in Washington, DC on Inauguration day, January 20, require a permit.
    Buses include transit and commuter buses, chart and tour buses, school buses, church buses, airport and hotel buses, and cutaways and large vans -- any passenger transport vehicle designed to seat 16 or more including the driver. 
  • Learn more about tour bus parking.

Inauguration Week Alcoholic Beverage Extension Registration

Temporary Vending License

Demonstrations or Gatherings

  • The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) views the protection of First Amendment rights as one of the most important responsibilities of the department. To ensure a safe and smooth Inauguration Week, MPD encourages you to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations, including permitting requirements, for any demonstrations or gatherings.
  • The US National Park Police  manages First Amendment rights on the National Mall and other federal property.