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Street Use Permits

The City of Minneapolis requires permits for events held in the street. The information on this page explains the types of permits and will help you determine the type of permit you need. 

 

How to Apply

Street Use Permit applications are available online.

Street Use Permit types

Lane Use/Obstruction Permits

Obstruction permits are required when any portion of a city street, parking lane or sidewalk is obstructed for the purpose of construction, demolition, utility repair, etc.

Apply for registration and approval using the online Lane Use Application.

Note: The City of Minneapolis requires 24 hour notice if parking meters need to be hooded, or 48 hours if streets must be posted for "No Parking."

Fees: There is no charge for the actual permit, but the permit is required to park vehicles in the obstructed area. Lane use fees may apply if a travel or parking lane is closed. Meter hooding fees apply if parking meters need to be hooded for the project.

Race Permits

Race Permits are required for bicycle races, foot races, race walking, wheelchair racing, rollerblading, marathons and jogging events when any portion of the event occurs on a city street. Applications are available online Race Application and must be submitted (with a legible route map) at least 60 days prior to event.

Fees: $100 with application, plus 50 cents per participant. Additional costs may apply if traffic control or police are required to control traffic. Additional costs may apply for the posting of temporary "No Parking" signs along the route, if required. Barricades, signs and other equipment must be installed and removed if directed by Public Works or Minneapolis Police. This equipment can be rented from several local private firms.

Other Requirements: All races are required to collect recyclables and submit a waste and recycling plan per [Minneapolis Ordinance 447.91].

Note: If the event occurs exclusively on park property, contact the Minneapolis Park Board for permits and reservations. A permit is not required from the City of Minneapolis.

Parade Permits

Parade Permits are required for any parade, march or procession in or on any city street or alley (not including sidewalks.) Applications are available online Parade Application and must be submitted (with a legible route map) at least 5 business days prior to event.

Fees: Fees are identified in the application. Additional costs may apply for the posting of temporary "No Parking" signs along the route, if required. Barricades, signs and other equipment must be installed and removed if directed by Public Works or Minneapolis Police. This equipment can be rented from several local private firms.

Other Requirements: All races are required to collect recyclables and submit a waste and recycling plan per [Minneapolis Ordinance 447.91].

Note: If the event occurs exclusively on park property, contact the Minneapolis Park Board for permits and reservations. A permit is not required from the City of Minneapolis.

 

 

Last updated Oct 11, 2017

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