Street Closure Permits
Temporary Street Closure Permits (PDF) are issued by the Traffic Engineering Division for Block Parties, Neighborhood Parties, and Parade Formations. The temporary permit requirements are:
- Requests should be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the event except events held in the Downtown area.
- Prior to a street closure permit being approved, the applicant must present a signed petition of all residents directly affected by the closure indicating that they are aware of and are in agreement with the closure, its limits, the date and time, and the activities to take place. A sample petition may be obtained from the Traffic Engineering Division.
- A map or sketch of the area to be closed must be submitted with the permit.
- If the closure falls within the area bounded by the State Capitol, I-110, the I-10 Mississippi Bridge, and the Mississippi River, permission must be obtained from the Downtown Development District. In this case, the Street Closure Permit must be obtained 45 days prior to the event.
- If the closure involves a state highway, permission must be obtained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Louisiana State Police Troop A.
- A minimum of one commissioned police officer per intersection is required. The Police reserve the right to require additional officers.
- Regardless of the event or required personnel, the permit holder must provide insurance coverage for the event of $1 million per incident, with a minimum of two incidents' coverage. The certificate holder for the insurance must be City of Baton Rouge. If the closure falls outside the city limits, the certificate holder must be the City of Baton Rouge and the EBR Sheriff’s Office.
- Applicant must show receipt for barricade rental prior to final signature.
- Residential streets only. No higher classification roadway may be used for block parties.
- It is the responsibility of the permit holder to restore the street and surrounding area to its original cleanliness. Any banners, signs, streamers, or ribbons placed by the participants within the right of way must be removed within 48 hours of the event. No oil-based paint will be allowed on the street or the sidewalk. Only water-based paint may be used, and this must be removed immediately after the event.