RULES & REGULATIONS CONCERNING DANCES IN CAVALIER COUNTY

NORTH DAKOTA CENTURY CODE 53-02-08: Officer of the law to be in attendance at public dance, music festival, or public concert. The sheriff in any county in which any public dance, music festival, or public concert is held outside of incorporated city, and the chief peace officer of the city where the dance, music festival, or public concert is held within the limits of the city, may police the dance, music festival, or public concert so that the law and order are there maintained. The sheriff or the chief officer shall determine the number, if any of deputy sheriff's, special officers, or licensed private security officers needed to police the dance, music festival, or public concert properly. The persons conducting the dance, music festival, or public concert, BEFORE the dance, music festival, or public concert is held, shall pay to the sheriff, peace officer, or licensed private security provider the expense of any deputy sheriff, special officer, or licensed private security officer required for the proper policing of the dance, music festival, or public concert, and no dance, music festival, or public concert, may be permitted to proceed unless the officer or officers are present and the fees are paid. The holding of a dance, music festival, or public concert without giving notice of the dance, music festival, or public concert to the sheriff of the county or the peace officer of the city, and without making provision for the policing of the dance, music festival, or public concert, is unlawful. No person, directly or indirectly interested or concerned in the giving, holding, or conducting of a public dance, music festival, or public concert, or connected with the person conducting the same, is eligible to appointment under this section as a special officer.

NORTH DAKOTA CENTURY CODE 53-02-15: General penalty. Except as otherwise may be permitted, any person violating any provision of this chapter is guilty of a class B misdemeanor (Maximum penalty of $500 fine and or up to 30 days in jail).

The following rules and regulations will be followed concerning public and private dances in Cavalier County and in incorporated cities that do not have a chief peace officer appointed.

  1. At least 1(one) Deputy or Special Officer at any public dance where no alcoholic beverages are consumed and the greater percentage of people in attendance are 21 years of age or older.
  2. At least 2 (two) Deputies or Special Officers at any public dance where no alcoholic beverages are being consumed and the greater percentage of people in attendance are under the age of 21.
  3. At least 1(one) Deputy or Special Officer is required at any public dance, (wedding, other), where alcoholic beverages are being consumed; ALL STREET DANCES REQUIRE AT LEAST 2 DEPUTIES OR SPECIAL OFFICERS.
  4. At least 1(one) Deputy or Special Officer at any public dance where alcoholic beverages are being consumed and people in attendance are 21 years of age or older.
  5. The above rules also apply to all private dances where a Deputy or Special Officer is required.

HOURS: The event the dance continues past 1:00 AM and the Deputy leaves the premises, the person in charge of the dance or who signs this form will be responsible and assumes all liability and may be charged under NDCC 53-02-08.

Dances should not last more than 4-5 hours in length. If a longer time is requested, permission will have to be granted by the sheriff prior to the dance. (additional cost)

COST: Cost of policing is $160 per officer for a dance with hours from 9 PM to 1 AM and $200 per officer for a dance with hours from 9 PM to 2 AM. This must be paid in advance to Cavalier County and attached to this application at least 5 days prior to such dance. (NDCC 53-02-08).

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