KINGWOOD — Kingwood will enforce an ordinance requiring vendors at the Buckwheat Festival to buy a license and limiting when parade goers can have chairs along the parade route.

Both requirements have been around for years but not enforced.

The Dominion Post reported in 1998 that council banned parade watchers from setting up chairs too early. City police removed more than 100 chairs from streets that year.

On Sept. 12, council agreed that chairs can be set up no earlier than 5 p.m. Sept. 28 for the Firemen’s Day parade. Chairs must be removed immediately after all parades.

The ordinance requiring “temporary, transient vendors during the four-day period,” of the festival to buy a license was passed in 1985.

The license fee is $50. “Church groups, religious or nonprofit organizations,” will pay $25. Those who have a city license are not required to get a temporary license.

The mayor can negotiate a fee if more than one “firm, entity, organization or individual” operates on the same tract of land.