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Town of Chapel Hill Party Registration Form

The Chapel Hill Police Department Party Registration Program is designed to allow community members in single family housing neighborhoods and apartments in Chapel Hill to regulate their parties before Law Enforcement intervention. It is also designed to allow the Chapel Hill Police Department to better utilize the limited resources available at the patrol level.

What is "party registration"?

Fill out the preliminary Party Registration form on-line 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 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 ticket 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).

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.