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If your event will have or require any of the following, click on the link for more information
Special Event Paper Application
Block Party Application
Street Closures/Public Works Resources
Business Licensing/Civic Sponsored Events/LDLs
Please note: We will not issue permits more than 30 days before an event.
Anticipated attendees of 250-2500: $75.00
Anticipated attendees of 2500 and up: $268.00
If your event requires a fire inspection or fire services, there may be an additional fee of $100.00. Fees must be paid before the permit can be issued. An invoice will be sent with an email once your application is received.
Apply for a Special Event Permit at least 2 weeks in advance.
Notify neighbors of event details.
Be sure to tell everyone who will be affected by the street closure at least two weeks in advance. Click here to access the street closure request form and to reserve state-approved barricades to block off the street. Barricades will not be delivered. Please return the barricades in a timely manner as other events may be waiting for them.
PLEASE NOTE: Block parties and events that are requesting to block a street, may do so with approval as long as there are no structures in the street that would impair an emergency response.
In the instance the event is a peaceful picketing and/or demonstration, please contact the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. You may speak to Sgt. Harry Joseph Rail, 317-327-5488, e-mail: HarryJoseph.Rail@indy.gov.