Enfield, Connecticut: Town Green policy places numerous restrictions on use of traditional public forum


Case Overview

The town of Enfield, Connecticut, maintains a policy regulating the use of the Town Green, a traditional public forum. Among other things, the policy requires prior approval through a permit process, discriminates against religious speech, imposes a $1,000,000 minimum insurance requirement, and contains vague restrictions which chill speech.

On May 9, FIRE wrote to the town council outlining the constitutional problems with its Town Green policy. FIRE urged the town to remove unconstitutional provisions and to provide more clarity for anyone wishing to use the Town Green.

Case Team

Brennen VanderVeen

Program Officer