Permit Process

Click the links below to learn about different steps in the process.


To apply for a SAPO permit please visit E-Apply.

Step 1: If you have not done so already, create an account and complete the registration enrollment form.

  • If you have an E-Apply account through SAPO or another agency ( DCAS, NYPD, NYC Parks, NYC Media & Entertainment), you do not need to create a new account. Please log in using your existing account.

Step 2: View and Request the appropriate event type. View eligible event types.

Step 3: Provide general event information. You will request event dates and fill in event sponsor and event producer contact information.

Step 4: Request your event location based on streets and pedestrian plazas available.

Step 5: Fill out the questionnaire with as much detail as possible. Only include elements that will be on the street, sidewalk or pedestrian plaza spaces.

Step 6: Upload any required supporting documents.

Step 7: Pay a non-refundable processing fee by credit or debit card of $25.

Once the processing fee is paid, the application is submitted directly to SAPO, NYPD, Community Board and the appropriate Plaza Partner when applicable.