RNC 2020

2020 Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention will take place August 24-27, with business meetings taking place in Charlotte from August 21-24. This page will help residents, visitors and journalists easily navigate the city, and access city services and business information. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on this page, please email charlottecommunicationsmarketing@charlottenc.gov or send a message to the City of Charlotte on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Visit the social media center for a complete listing of official City of Charlotte social media accounts.

​Secret Service Security Information

The Secret Service has provided information related to Uptown security restrictions including restricted parking zones, local travel access information/checkpoints and changes to public transportation in support of the 2020 RNC. Review the Security Restrictions for the 2020 Republican National Convention press release for more information.

Street Closures

Several roads within and leading into Uptown will be impacted during the 2020 RNC. The map below will be updated to reflect RNC related street closures. Visit the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) street closure page for all information on all street closures throughout the city, or use Waze to monitor real-time traffic conditions. CATS impacts can be found on RNC Transit Services Impacts page.


​​Activities taking place in the right of way often require a permit. Organizations wanting to use amplified sound, temporarily (more than five minutes and less than 30 days) occupy a traffic lane, planting strip or sidewalk within the public right of way must obtain a permit. Each request is considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure there is no adverse impact to public safety.

​​During the Republican National Convention, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will continue to follow all local and state guidance pertaining to our facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic event, we are not accepting permit applications for park facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, permits for amplified audio equipment, temporary stages/platforms and event venue usage.

Media and Public Records

Media with general inquiries for the City of Charlotte related to the 2020 RNC should email RNCmedia@charlottenc.govDuring the convention, all media inquiries should be directed to the Joint Information Center (JIC). Information on how to contact the JIC will be shared ahead of the convention.

To request city public records related to the 2020 RNC, please click the “Request a public record” button below and check the RNC box on the form. Fulfilled public records request related to the 2020 RNC will be sent directly to the requestor and posted on the City of Charlotte Open Data Portal.

​Additional Resources

​​CLT Host 2020, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit economic development organization with no political affiliation, responsible for hosting and funding the 2020 RNC.

​Mecklenburg County government serves the communities of Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville and unincorporated areas.

​The CRVA promotes hospitality, tourism, events and conventions throughout the Charlotte region.

​Charlotte Center City Partners facilitates and promotes the economic and cultural development of Charlotte’s urban core.

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance promotes and advances the Charlotte region, creating opportunity, economic growth and prosperity for all.