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What is a Street Use Permit and When is One Required?

A Street Use Permit is the required permit that allows individuals or groups to use City streets – including sidewalks, parking spaces/lanes and State Street performance areas – for an event or activity.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Podium/State St. Mall will be under construction and not available for reservation May 19 – October 31, 2014


A Street Use Permit is required if any of the following apply:


  • The request is to close or reserve any portion of a City street for an event or activity – including requests to use sidewalks, parking lanes or spaces.
  • The proposed time for the event would create more than minimal disruption or rerouting of traffic from the requested street(s).
  • The event is scheduled at one of the State State performance areas outside of the time periods allowed by an Amplification Permit.

If your event will require a Street Use Permit, click on "Start Planning Your Event."

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