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.
Ready to apply now? You can apply online by visiting E-Apply and paying a non-refundable processing fee of $25 with a credit or debit card.
If you are unable to apply online, please contact our office at (212) 788-0025.
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.
A limited, 4-hour street closure event held for the purpose of neighborhood improvement or beautification. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.
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.
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.
An art or cultural institution-sponsored event including, but not limited to cultural performances, rehearsals, and classes. An open culture event must be free, open to the public and offer free services or information to the community. Applications must be submitted 15 days in advance.
An activity held within a pedestrian plaza that interferes or obstructs regular use of plazas. Application deadlines vary by each plaza level.
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.
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.
An act of public worship serving a benefit to the community for a single day. Applications must be submitted 60 days in advance.
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
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.