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Special Event Permits

Special Event Permit applications can be made in person at the Data Management Unit Office between 9AM - 4PM. Requests may be submitted via email by filling out a Special Events Application form which can be found here.

Requests to utilize facilities under the control of the Department of Recreation and Parks must be directed to that city department.

Requests for the purchase of on street or garage metered spaces for a special event must be directed to the Parking Department.

Special Event permit applications require a minimum of 2 weeks advance notification. Permit applications may be subject to special conditions as determined by the Commissioner of Public Safety, approval by other city departments, proof of liability insurance from the applicant, and the execution by the applicant of a hold harmless waiver.

All permits must be reviewed and approved by the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Unit. Final approval for all Special Event applications rest with the office of the Commissioner of Public Safety.

For questions regarding the status of a submitted application please contact the Traffic Unit at 914-422-6022.