A permit is required to conduct a procession, parade or race within the City of New York and must be obtained from the Police Commissioner.
NYPD has been working on ways to streamline the Parade application process. Using the new E-Apply feature on the NYPD website will help decrease processing time
The following instructions are provided for the on-line completion of a parade permit application:
- Complete all captions and follow all on-line directions.
- Upon completion of the on-line parade permit application, applicant should check submitted email address for status updates.
- Approval/disapproval of all parade permit applications will be issued upon review by the NYPD and applicants will be notified by email and written communication.
For those who do not wish to complete the parade permit application process on-line, written applications and directions for submission are available at all precincts.
Note: IF APPLICATION IS MADE WITHIN 10 DAYS OF THE EVENT, THE APPLICANT MUST FILE THE PARADE PERMIT APPLICATION IN PERSON AT THE LOCAL PRECINCT.