The infamous Brent Road party attracted nearly 7,000 people last year. It has drawn similar numbers in previous years. Most of the attendees are college-age, with some coming from other cities to attend the event.
But this time, the Raleigh city council started planning early and passed a nuisance ordinance.
That regulation will make it easier for police to cite violators and hold landlords responsible.
More than 300 officers will patrol Brent Road the night of the party.