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Parades

Parade Permit:  A permit is required for any parade, march, or procession in or on any street or alley in the City of Minneapolis (not including sidewalks).

If the event occurs exclusively on park property, contact the Minneapolis Park Board, for Park Permits and Reservations. An additional permit is not required with the City.

The event must meet these requirements:
1. Application must be submitted at least five business days prior to event. A legible route map must be included with the application.
2. Parade route must be approved by Doug Maday, Public Works Traffic and Parking Services, (612) 673-5755 or [email protected] or Sgt. Mark Klukow, Minneapolis Police Department, (612) 673-3942. 
3. Once parade route has been approved, please provide detailed traffic control plan with application showing the location and type of traffic control signs.
4. Authorized traffic control agents or police personnel must be provided at all intersections requiring traffic control.
5. Barricades, signs and delineation equipment must be installed and removed as directed by either the Public Works or Police Department. The City does not rent equipment. There are a number of local private firms which do rent the equipment.
6. Volunteers must be provided to monitor barricades at all intersections not requiring traffic control personnel.
7. Residents and property owners abutting the event route must be notified by leaflet at least 48 hours before the event (See Minneapolis Ordinance §447.130).
8. Application Fee:  A $25 non-refundable filing fee is required with the application. (Individuals and organizations demonstrating financial hardship may have this fee waived.)
9. No Parking Sign Posting Fee: When the posting of temporary “No Parking” signs along a parade route is required, applicants seeking a parade permit for a parade must additionally pay posting fees that shall be set by resolution of the City Council. Before application is submitted, please contact Doug Maday at 612-673-5755 or [email protected] to determine the posting fee. Payment of the posting fee must be submitted with the application. Individuals, groups or organizations may request a waiver of the “No Parking” sign posting fee requirement in accordance with Minneapolis Ordinance Chapter 447.

Please complete the application form and return it to:
Dee McQuerry
Hawthorne Transportation Center, Room 100
33 North 9th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contact Minneapolis Special Event Coordinator

For more information, email or call Doug Maday at  [email protected] for more information about Special Events Requirements and Permits..

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Last updated Dec 20, 2017

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