Permit Types

The Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) issue permits for Street Festivals, Plaza Events, Production Events, Block Parties, Farmers Markets, Press Conferences, Health Fairs and other events on the City's streets, sidewalks and Pedestrian Plazas. If you are interested in obtaining a permit from our office, please see below for resources and a better understanding of the types of permits we administer.

Please note that from november 22, 2017 until January 3, 2018, certain streets and plazas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan are unavailable for permitting due to increaded pedestrian traffic. To learn more about which areas are unavailable, please read our Holiday Embargo Memo.

Ready to apply now? You can apply online by visiting E-Apply and paying a non-refundable processing fee of $25.62 with a credit or debit card.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact our office at (212) 788-0025.

Text: Block Parties

A community sponsored event with no sale of goods or services requiring the closure of a single block for a single day. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.

Text: Clean Ups

A limited, 4-hour street closure event held for the purpose of neighborhood improvement or beautification. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.

Text: Farmers' Markets

A nonprofit sponsored open air market on a sidewalk for the sale of local farm fresh products. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.

Text: Health Fairs

A community event where health vendors provide in-kind services with one block closure for one day. Applications must be submitted 30 days in advance.

Text: Mobile Units

The staging of one or more vehicles for religious purposes while serving a benefit to the community. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.

Text: Plaza Events

An activity held within a pedestrian plaza that interferes or obstructs regular use of plazas. Application deadlines vary by each plaza level.

Text: Press Conferences

A public convening for media and press held on street or pedestrian plaza with minimal impact on the area for one day. Applications must be submitted 10 days in advance.

Text: Production Events

Activities without branding that occur on a sidewalk or curb lane. The activities may include pick-up or drop-off and set up or break down of events with no impact for pedestrians or vehicles. Applications must be submitted 10 days in advance.

Text: Rallies and Demonstrations

A public convening held on street or pedestrian plaza with minimal impact on the area for one day. Applications must be submitted 10 days in advance.

Text: Religious Events

An act of public worship serving a benefit to the community for a single day. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.

Text: Single Block Festivals

Nonprofit sponsored community festival with vendors requires closing one block for one day. Applications must be submitted 90 days in advance.

Text: Street Events

An activity held on a public street, curb lane or sidewalk that interferes or obstructs the locations uses by pedestrians or vehicles. Event size determines its application deadline

Text: Street Festivals

Nonprofit sponsored festival with vendors requiring closing one block or more for multiple days. Applications must be submitted no later than December 31st of the preceding year.