The Austin Transportation Department maintains a list of upcoming events that may cause traffic delays or street closures.
A street for a Neighborhood Block Party (NBP) must meet the following rules:
a residential street (no commercial properties)
No bus route operates on the street
Closure area does not include intersections, and it will not affect a traffic signal
Area is a full, single block, which will be barricaded to traffic
If those conditions apply then you can move forward by filling out the Neighborhood Block Party Application. To complete the application you will need the following required documents:
Four (4) Type One barricades
Four (4) barricades lights
Two (2) “Road Closed” signs
In addition to the NBP Application, you will then need to apply online for a ‘Street Event’ permit, through the Right of Way Management Approval Network (ROWMAN). This is how the $50 permit fee will be charged. Payment options for the fee include online, mail and in person options. The ROWMAN process helps us find conflicts with anything else planned for your street at the same time. Such as construction or other events.
For more information email TransportationSpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-6501.
This team focuses on City Code violations associated with large gatherings and parties. Visit the PACE website to find information on event permits, requirements and assistance.
See a Code violation or have a complaint about special event-related activities? Call 3-1-1 to talk to a City representative, or file a complaint online.
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