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Pub Crawl Event Form and Litter Removal Plan Guidelines

Pub crawl promoters and organizers—that have an annual pub crawl license—are required to complete the following at least 60 days prior to each pub crawl event that is to be held in the District that will include 200 people or more:

1. Provide ABCA, MPD and the District Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) with a completed Pub Crawl Event Form (provided below) along with the:

  • Operational plan and security plan that include at a minimum:
    • Name(s) and number(s) of security personnel contracted for the event;
    • Plans for controlling underage drinking; and
    • Method to be used for checking participants’ identifications.
  • Location(s) of the designated registration area(s).
  • Plans for litter prevention, control, and removal that meets all of the requirements.

2. File a litter removal plan (guidelines are in the form below) with the District Department of Public Works (DPW) at least 60 days prior to each pub crawl event. The form is subject to DPW approval in 10 days.

3. File a signed litter removal plan with the waste management company and proof of payment for services with ABCA and DPW within three days following a pub crawl event.

Pub Crawl Event Submissions

A pub crawl event form, operational plan, security plan and litter removal plan and all other required event documents may be submitted to ABCA by email or in person:

  • ABCA Email
  • 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20009

Documents may be provided to all other applicable agencies at the following contacts:

Promoters and organizers are required to obtain an annual pub crawl license 60 days prior to holding an initial event in the District. In addition, promoters and organizers must follow all regulations.