Permit Types

  • Plaza Permits
    Plaza permits are required if your event takes place inside a pedestrian plaza or will impact the flow of vehicular/pedestrian traffic on a plaza.
  • Sidewalk Permits
    If your event takes place on or through a sidewalk and impacts a pedestrian’s ability to use the sidewalk, you will need a sidewalk permit.
  • Street Activity (SAPO) Permits
    As you start the planning process, it is important to understand all “on-the-street” activities require a Street Activity Permit (SAPO). Regardless the size of your street team, the material they are distributing or the number of hours they will be on the street; you must have a permit to execute.EventPermits works with the city agencies and local authorities in each market to ensure your event is safe, successful and compliant with all local and federal laws.Street Activities Requiring Permits

      • All Sampling
      • All Collateral Distribution including activities which fall under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
      • Free Give-Always
      • Couponing
      • Street Theater
      • Flash Mobs
      • Scavenger Hunts
  • Police/NYPD
    Many consumer, B2B and media events require alerting and the distinct cooperation of the local police, especially in New York City. EventPermits can determine what your special event requires and handle the filing process.
  • Parks Department Permits
    The use of any public or privately managed park for commercial, private and non-profit events requires a permit from the Parks Department in each market.
  • Sampling Permits
    Regardless of the size of your street team, the material they are distributing or the number of hours they will be on the street, you must have an event permit to execute.EventPermits works with the city agencies and local authorities in each market to ensure your event is safe, successful and compliant with all local and federal laws.
  • DEP Permits
    DEP permits are required if your event is following the environmental guidelines and sustainability to ensure the health, safety, and success of your event and the neighboring people.
  • Temporary Retail Space
    Permission to have a “pop-up” store as a part of a promotion for a new product or brand launch requires permits to ensure your event runs smoothly.
  • After-Hours Permits
    If your event takes place before 7:00am or after 6:00pm to perform construction, you will need to pull a special permit.
  • Curb Permits
    Does your event require a vehicle to be parked on a curb for the duration of your event? In most cities, this would require a special permit.
  • Amplified Sound Permits
    Permission to use amplified sound as part of a promotion or special event can be difficult to secure and is incumbent upon a number of criteria. Amplified sound must be secured on a case-by-case basis in each market of interest. The more lead-time you can provide in the planning stages, the better.
  • Marine / Barges Permits
    The commercial or promotional use of waterways requires approvals from the local environmental authorities as well as a number of law enforcement agency approvals for security purposes.
  • Tent/Canopy Permits
    Tents and canopies are often considered temporary structures by most cities. Depending upon their size, location and their intended use; temporary structures require permits and approvals from several city agencies.
  • Generator Permits/Electrical Permits
    If your event requires electricity or will need a generator on-site, you will need permits from the various local city agencies in order to do so. Each city has specific guidelines surrounding the use of generators and power supply cabling.
  • Red Carpet Permits / Celebrity Appearances
    If your event involves a red-carpet entrance or celebrity appearance, you will need permits from the various local city agencies in order to do so. Each market has guidelines and specific security requirements designed to maintain public safety as well as the safety of the celebrity you are working with.
  • DOT Permit / Public Right of Way
    In some cases, closing off a lane of traffic or using part of the sidewalk to execute a special event.
    Depending upon the circumstances of the request, several city agencies may need to issue permits and approvals.
  • LED Signs and Billboards
    Depending on where the LED signs and billboards will be placed, some cities may require special permission.
  • Lane/Street Closures
    Does your event require the closure of a lane or a street? If so, many cities will require a special permit to do so. Contact our team to point you in the right direction and handle all the permit filing needed for a successful lane/street closure.
  • Curb Permits
    Does your event require a vehicle to be parked on a curb for the duration of your event? In most cities, this would require a special permit.
  • DOB / Department of Buildings Permits
    New York City is one of many cities that require a permit and multiple city agency approval on any structures over a certain height. Building permits often take time to requisition in almost any market you and your client are interested in holding an event.
  • Health Department / Food Sampling Permits
    Whether your street team is handing out cups of coffee to draw in consumers to a retail event or sampling a new product, you will need a number of permits from the various city agencies in order to do so.
    Health permits often take time to requisition in almost any market you may outline for your client to sample.
  • Film Permits / Scouting
      • At EventPermits, we pride ourselves in the acute knowledge of hidden gems and prime event and film locations in markets across the country.
      • With a few details about your target markets, objectives and venue needs, EventPermits will provide you with suggestions for the best possible locations in each market.
  • Mobile Marketing Vehicle Permits
    If your mobile marketing tour, promotion or event requires having a branded and or a production vehicle on-site, you will need permits from the various local city agencies in order to do so.
  • Fire Department Permits
    The failure to pull a fire permit when necessary can lead to a failure to operate a successful event. Unsure if a fire permit is necessary? Contact our team for more information and help filing with the fire department.
  • Fireworks / Pyrotechnics Permits
    The use of pyrotechnics and fireworks displays can be a part of your special event with the correct permits and approvals.
  • Impact / Sanitation Permits
    The failure to clean-up and properly dispose of garbage and recycling after events can not only result in several fines and penalties, but can lead to the company and agency losing the ability to execute future events in that city.
  • Temporary Public Assembly (TPA) Permits
    The staging of rallies and protests – whether it’s a mock protest for promotional purposes or authentic protest – must be approved and permitted.
    Each market has guidelines and specific security requirements relating to the preservation of civil rights and public safety issues.
  • Food Truck Permits
    In order to ensure a successful food truck event, one must pull permits to make sure their food truck complies with health requirements to protect the public health of the community.
  • Alcoholic Beverage Permits (ABC Permits)
    Is your event open to the public, with an admission charge, serving alcoholic beverages at a bar? Then you are in need of an ABC permit.