LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—In 2014, the city will require people to buy a permit to reserve their spot to watch the Maple Leaf Parade in city right of way.
The city said tents, port-a-potties and bleachers create a traffic hazard if they're set up too early.
It is against a city ordinance to hold a spot before midnight on Friday.
Even though reservation permits are not required this year, the city intends on enforcing the ordinance strictly until midnight.
The price isn't set, but Mayor Tim Kabat said currently, street permit costs $35.
That permit reserves you a spot 20 feet by 20 feet.
"With the permit system then there would be less pressure on people to try to get out there earlier and earlier because if they had a permit they'd know they had a spot reserved," Kabat said.
You don't have to buy a permit in order to find a good spot to see the parade, but some of the prime spots may be reserved.
The city will pass out more information on reserving your spot in 2014 during the Maple Leaf Parade this year.
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