Parade Permits

Parade Permit Requirements

Parade Permits are issued by the appropriate Police Authority for Parades, Walks, and Runs. For activities within the city limits the Baton Rouge Police Department Traffic Division issues the permit; for all other activities within East Baton Rouge Parish, the Sheriff’s Office issues the permit.

Requirements for the Traffic Engineering Division to approve the Parade/Road Race Permit are:

  • If the formation area of the parade, walk or run is within the street right-of-way, a street closure permit must be obtained for that area. All Street Closure Permit requirements must be met, including a petition from the residents directly affected.
  • A map or sketch of the area to be closed must be submitted with the permit.
  • It is the responsibility of the permit holder to furnish, install and remove all required barricades and/or other traffic control devices as directed by the Traffic Engineering Division and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency.
  • 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 must be removed immediately after the event.
  • The violation of any City-Parish ordinance during the course of the event shall result in the revocation of this permit.