NYC Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management

Permits & Contact Info

Please note that all components of the event are subject to approval by the primary permitting agency (PPA's) and may require approval by and/or permits from other support permitting agencies. The PPA's approval does not constitute permission from other agencies. It is the responsibility of the applicant/sponsor to secure all necessary City of New York permits and provide documentation to the PPA prior to permit issuance.

Alcohol (Serving or Selling of Beer, Wine or Alcohol) (requires a permit from the State Liquor Authority)
State Liquor Authority – Zone 1
317 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
(212) 961-8385
Licensing.Information@sla.ny.gov
Download the application (in PDF)
Animal Exhibit Permit: Non-Domesticated Animals Present
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
DOHMH Animal Permit
Phone: (212) 676-2112
Athletic Events – (requires an NYPD Parade Permit) bike/running races, and/or tours
New York City Police Department
Office of the Chief of Department
Investigation Review Section
300 Gold St. RM. #305
Brooklyn, NY 12201
Phone: (718) 834-3390 (Office)
(718) 834-3399 (Fax)
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Attendance over 5,000 people (requires a permit from the New York State Department of Health)
New York State Department of Health
Attn: EMS – Part 18
90 Church Street, 15th floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone – 212-417-4455
Fax – 212-417-4641
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Ball Field Rental Within the Confines of a Park(See contact info for events held within the confines of a park)
Block Party
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 788-7567
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Department of Buildings Structure Permit: Stages, Platforms and Press Risers over 2 ft. that covers an area of 120 square feet or more and/or will be in place for 30 days or more; Props (over 10 ft.); Any Tent or Canopy that is more than 400 gross square feet or will be in place for more than 30 days.
DOB Contacts:
Bronx (718) 579-2943
Queens (718) 286-0622
Queens (Alt.) (718) 286-0603
Brooklyn (718) 802-3677
Manhattan (212) 566-3300
Staten Island (718) 816-2178/2314
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Commercial/Promotional Events (on City Streets or Sidewalks)
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 788-7567
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Commercial/Promotional Events (within the confines of a Park)
See contact information under "Parks"
Demonstrations – (on City Streets or Sidewalks. Requires an NYPD Parade Permit)
New York City Police Department
Office of the Chief of Department
Investigation Review Section
300 Gold St. RM. #305
Brooklyn, NY 12201
Phone: (718) 834-3390 (Office)
(718) 834-3399 (Fax)
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Demonstrations – (within the confines of a Park)
See contact information under "Parks"
Farmer's Markets – (on City Streets or Sidewalks. Full Street Closures not permitted)
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 788-7567
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Farmer's Markets – (within the confines of a Park)
See contact information under "Parks"
Fire Hydrant Usage (requires a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection)
Department of Environmental Protection
Office locations are as follows:
Manhattan: 1250 Broadway, 8th Floor
Bronx: 1932 Arthur Avenue, 6th Floor
Brooklyn: 250 Livingston Street, 8th Floor
Queens: 96-05 Horace Harding Expressway, 1st Floor
Staten Island: 60 Bay Street, 6th Floor
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Food and Health Related Permits
DCA accepts applications for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Temporary Mobile Food Vendor Permits at events (Temporary Mobile Food Unit Permit, Biennial Citywide Mobile Food Unit Permit, Biennial Borough Specific Mobile Food Unit Permit, Biennial Citywide Veterans Mobile Food Unit Permit, and Restricted Area Mobile Food Unit Permit)
The DCA Licensing Center is located at:
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 311
Download the document (in PDF)
Gaseous Fuel Permit
Fire Department New York City
Phone: (718) 999-0320 or (718) 999-1007
Generator Permit
Fire Department New York City
FDNY Generator Notification: Portable, Truck-mounted or any other kind of generator
Phone: (718) 999-0320 or (718) 999-1007
Motion Picture and/or Television Permit
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1607 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 489-6710
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Over-Dimensional Vehicle Permit Application - DOT Oversized Truck Permit: Oversized Truck (Width - 96 inches, Height - 13 1/2 feet, Length - 55 feet)
DOT Truck Unit - Division of Bridges
55 Water Street, 5th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10041
Phone: (212) 839-6335
Fax: (212) 839-4045 / 4034
Email: specialevents@dot.nyc.gov
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Parade Permit – Includes Parades, Processions, Marches
New York City Police Department
Office of the Chief of Department
Investigation Review Section
300 Gold St. RM. #305
Brooklyn, NY 12201
Phone: (718) 834-3390 (Office)
(718) 834-3399 (Fax)
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Parks - Events Held Within the Confines of a Park - Special Events: i.e. Athletic events (charitable and non-charitable events), general, promotional, commercial, and private events
Department of Parks and Recreation
Citywide: The Arsenal, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 360-1319
Manhattan: Arsenal West, 24 West 61st St. 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10023
Brooklyn: Litchfield Villa, 95 Prospect Park West
New York, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 965-8912
Queens: The Overlook, 80-30 Park Lane
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (718) 520-5941
Bronx: Ranaqua, 1 Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: (718) 430-1848 or (718) 430-1849
Staten Island: Stonehenge, Clove Lakes Park
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 390-8023
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Press Conference (on City Streets or Sidewalks)
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 788-7567
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Press Conference/Media Event
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1607 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 489-6710
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Pyrotechnics/Open Flames
Fire Department - New York City Fire Department
Phone: (718) 999-0320 or (718) 999-1007
Recycling/Clean-up
New York City Department of Sanitation
Office of Special Events
125 Worth Street - Room 807
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 885-4867 or 4868
Red Carpet Premieres (directly related to the premiere of a film, television show etc.)
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1607 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 489-6710
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Red Carpet Events (not associated with a film or television show)
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 788-7567
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Rides
Department of Consumer Affairs: DCA Portable Amusement Device Permit/DCA Temporary Amusement Device Permit: Truck-Mounted Rides/Other Type of Rides
DCA Licensing Center is located at:
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 311
DCA Portable Amusement Device Permit application
DCA Temporary Amusement Device Permit application
Solicitation of Funds –
Human Resources Administration/Dept. of Social Services:
180 Water Street
New York NY 10038
Phone: (929) 221-6539
Sound Permits
New York City Police Department
Contact Your Local Precinct
Find Your Precinct
Still Photography
Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1607 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 489-6710
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Street Festival – Multi-day, multi-block street festivals
Street Activity Permit Office
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 788-7567
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Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit: Non-Processing/Processing Food Unit
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene(via DCA)
The DCA Licensing Center is located at:
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 311
Download the document (in PDF)
Temporary Place of Assembly Permit (DOB): attendance of 200 (in a confined outdoor space) or attendance of 75 or more (in an indoor space).
DOB Contacts:
Bronx (718) 579-2943
Queens (718) 286-0622
Queens (Alt.) (718) 286-0603
Brooklyn (718) 802-3677
Manhattan (212) 566-3300
Staten Island (718) 816-2178/2314
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Tennis Court Permits Within the Confines of a Park – (See contact info for events held within the confines of a park)
Transportation - Department of Transportation Related Permits:
DOT Electrical Permit Cabling/Wiring Approval:Overhead, electrical wiring, Pole Tap for Electricity
DOT Removal of Street Furniture Removal Approval: Streetlights, Bollards, Traffic Lights, Streets Signs, Bus Stop Shelters, or any other furnishing on the street and/or sidewalk
DOT Street Pole Banner Permit: Placement of anything on a pole
DOT Horse-Drawn Carriage Variance: Horse-Drawn Carriages Being Used Outside of Central Park and its perimeter
DOT Special Events Unit
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041
Phone: (212) 839-6620
Fax: (212) 839-4841
Email: specialevents@dot.nyc.gov
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Vending Within the Confines of a Park - Temporary Use Authorization/Vendors Permit: (see contact info for Events Within the Confines of a Park)
Vendors
Department of Consumer Affairs:
DCA Thirty-Day Street Fair Vending Permit: General Vendors at Events
DCA Portable Amusement Device Permit/DCA Temporary Amusement Device Permit: Truck-Mounted Rides/Other Type of Rides
DCA Contact: DCA Licensing Center is located at:
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 311
DCA 30-Day Street Fair Vendor Permit
DCA Portable Amusement Device Permit application
DCA Temporary Amusement Device Permit application
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Primary Permitting Agencies
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