Events and Permitting

Any individual or organization planning on hosting a block party, community festival, parade, race, or public assembly in city parks or streets must apply and receive a permit for the event.  The Saint Paul Police Department manages the permit applications and approval process for all events that will impact city streets.

You can visit the police department’s event planning page  to locate permit applications and related resources.

If you are planning an event that will take place solely within a city park property, you can visit the parks and recreation department’s event planning page  to locate park permit applications and related resources.

The Saint Paul Police Department seeks to balance the need for safe streets with opportunities for engagement in the community. Please email SPPD’s Community Engagement Unit if you have additional questions about your event.