Canopy authorizations and permits are required to place a canopy over the sidewalk. Canopy placement must be adequate for public safety and must be suitable to the circumstances of the proposed canopy location and not interfere with the public use of the sidewalk.
Listed in the following paragraphs are some of the requirements for canopy authorizations and permits. The full list of rules and regulations is contained in the Highway Rules, Sections 2-02 and 2-04, and should be consulted before any work is performed on the street. The Highway Rules can be accessed at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/hwyrules.pdf.
Canopy placement must be approved by the owner of the property to which the canopy will be attached.