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Town of Chapel Hill Party Registration Form

(Information only; The Party Registration Program will officially launch in JANUARY 2018. Stay tuned!)

Party, Police Free: A UNC Chapel Hill and Town of Chapel Hill Initiative 

The Chapel Hill Party Registration Program is designed to allow student community members in single family housing neighborhoods and apartments in Chapel Hill to regulate their parties before Law Enforcement intervention, and to provide all community members an efficient mechanism to address loud parties. It is also designed to allow the Chapel Hill Police Department to better utilize the resources they have available at the patrol level.

What is "party registration"?

Fill out the preliminary Party Registration form on-line (below) and then complete the registration of your Friday or Saturday night party at the Office of Community Involvement (Granville Towers South, 1st Floor, Suite 2100) by 5pm Thursday. 

Provide us with your UNC One Card, two contact persons, two cell phone numbers, and your local Chapel Hill address. 

If a noise complaint on your house is received, dispatch will call and give you a warning. 

You will have 20 minutes to shut the party down and avoid the cops.

Why Register Your Party?

Unlike a citation for a noise violation, registration is FREE. 

You don't want the cops to stop by - so limit your chance of that happening! 

It gives you an opportunity to take responsibility (before the cops arrive).

If you don't register your party, the presumptive outcome of a noise complaint on your party is a citation. Chapel Hill Police will, in most circumstances, no longer give warnings to loud parties that have not been registered.

Want to know the fine print?

You MUST live at the house being registered. You cannot register a friend's party. 

Party Registration is for noise complaints only, and does not protect you or your guests against any other violation including open containers, MIPs or public urination.

Parties in a common areas (e.g. pools, garages, parks, apartment courtyards) cannot be registered.

Houses that receive two consecutive warnings from dispatch will lose party registration privileges for 90 days. Any location that receives a citation will be prohibited from registering a party for one calendar year from the date the citation was received.

Regardless of Party Registration, you are still responsible for obeying local laws. If the cops should show up at your unit, be respectful. Let them know you registered and be sure to shut your party down. If you ignore your warning, whether by phone or by the police, you are likely to get a ticket. 

P.S. Party Smart

Even if you register your party, you still need to follow common sense steps to make sure your party doesn't get out of hand. Visit our Party Smart page for tips on how to keep folks safe and your party out of trouble.