According to city municipal code, street closings and display of banners or graphics require city permits prior to the event or display of the banner. See below for links to permit applications.

According to city municipal code, street closings and display of banners or graphics require city permits prior to the event or display of the banner. See below for links to permit applications.

Block Party

Any resident for an area in which they reside may host an event in public right-of-way abutting their property. The applicant shall be responsible for barricades or any other traffic control devices needed to maintain a safe environment. For complete rules and application, please follow this link.

Parade/Special Event

For special events, such as festivals, runs, parades, or business and church celebrations, applicants must complete an application and comply with the City of Omaha Barricading Standards, Specifications, Methods, and Materials. For complete rules as listed in the Municipal Code, click here. For an application, please follow this link.

Street Obstruction Permit

Prior to construction, where temporary use of City right-of-way is needed for man lifts, cranes, construction, or storage of materials, dumpsters, or portable storage units, the applicant will need a Street Obstruction Permit. Insurance must be provided naming the City of Omaha as an additional insured. For an application, please follow this link. Note: If the concrete is being disturbed, removed, drilled, or replaced, this will fall under a Street Excavation Permit done by the Street Department.

Oversized Vehicle Permit

If you have a vehicle which will exceed the height, width, length, or weight requirements per Sec. 36-251. - Maximum Size and Clearance, please click on this link. You will need to contact 402-444-5220 with questions, and/or email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This includes vehicles with a:

  • Width greater than 8 ft. 6 in.
  • Height greater than 13 ft. 6 in.
  • Length greater than 65 ft.
  • Weight greater than 80,000 lbs.

Overpass Banner Permit

For events open to the public without exclusion, banners may be hung from overpasses for one week. Liability insurance required. Content and language must be approved by the City of Omaha. To fill out the application, follow this link. Due to Dodge St. being a state highway, a different form is used. Fill out here.

Sidewalk Graphics Permit

For events open to the public in the vicinity of the location of the graphics. A non-refundable registration fee of $50 must accompany this application. No more than 30 locations. Chalk decals and washable paint only. Typically allowed up to 14 days prior to and 3 days after the event. To fill out the application, follow this link.

Other

Drive Approach/Curb Cut Permit - Public Works Street Construction Division 

Encroachment Permit - Public Works Street Construction Division