City of DeKalb Municipal Ordinances
Some streets on the NIU campus and are governed by traditional City of DeKalb ordinances, not university policies. Links to relevant information on the city's website are provided below.
- Noise Ordinance (PDF) (Chapter 52.08 - Noise in Public Places)
- Chapter 34 - MASS GATHERINGS (PDF)
- Chapter 49 - HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (PDF)
- Application for Mass Gathering (PDF) - minimum 30 day advance notice must be given prior to issuance of license.
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