Street Function Permit

MOSE1004
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
$61.03 (Additional fees may apply)
Valid Period
Duration of Event
Processing Time
Varies
APPLY QUESTIONS
Mayor’s Office

901 Bagby St., 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002

8 am to 5 pm

About

A street function is defined as using a public street or portion thereof for the purpose of conducting or holding a street dance, block party, fun run or other pedestrian or wheelchair race, bicycle race, festival, or other function requiring the closing of the street or a portion thereof to normal vehicular traffic. Street functions are classified as either major or minor.

A minor street function means any function that does not require the closure of any portion of a major thoroughfare or collector street.

A major street function is defined as any function that will involve the closure of any portion of a major thoroughfare or major collector street, except:

  • A function in the nature of a race or fun run in which the participants follow prescribed routes and is conducted in such a manner that the streets may be closed and opened on a rolling basis as the participants pass; or
  • A function conducted within the Central Business District, including that portion of Allen Parkway between Bagby Street and Shepherd Drive, and Memorial Drive between Bagby Street and Waugh Drive, provided that the function will not cause the closure of any street during the hours of 7:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or holiday observed by the closure of City offices.

"Special Event" means a festival, celebration or gathering that involves the reservation and temporary use of all or a portion of a public park, park road, public street or other city property and requires the significant provision or coordination of city services.

After Approval

Permit is good for the event period only. Subsequent events must submit new application.

Conditions & Exceptions

Must complete requisites. Additional fees may apply depending upon the nature of the event.

Additional Resources
What You Need
  • Special Event application, including applicable maps
  • Method of payment: cash, check, money order, bank check/cashier's check

Apply Online

Email the completed application to [email protected].

The received application will not be processed until the application fee is paid, either in person or by mail to:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Application will be reviewed for conditional approval and customer will be notified of additional fees and requisites for plan review.

Apply in Person

Bring the completed application and a form of payment to the Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Application will be reviewed for conditional approval and customer will be notified of additional fees and requisites for plan review.

Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application and fees to:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Application will be reviewed for conditional approval and customer will be notified of additional fees and requisites for plan review.

Apply by Fax

Fax the completed application to 832-393-0837.

The received application will not be processed until the application fee is paid, either in person or by mail to:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Application will be reviewed for conditional approval and customer will be notified of additional fees and requisites for plan review.

Conditions & Exceptions

Mayor's Office of Special Events reserves the right to refuse any application that does not comply with the codes, ordinances or laws of the City of Houston and/or the State of Texas.

Applications for minor street functions must be filed at least 40 days before the event date sought, and major street functions must be filed at least 120 days before the event date sought.

What You Need

Upon conditional approval, the following items must be submitted to MOSE for review:

  • Completed application
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Security control plan
  • Traffic control plan
  • Permission from neighborhood (when required)
  • Other permits and licenses as required
Submit Plans in Person

Submit documents to Mayor's Office of Special Events, 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002. Upon receiving all requisite documents final permit will be assessed.