The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a permit to install planters larger than 2 feet by 2 feet on a sidewalk. If you are a property owner, you can request more information from DOT, including how to apply for a permit.

DOT will respond to requests within 12 weeks of receipt.


Contact the Department of Transportation.

By Mail

Mail your request to:

Department of Transportation Commissioner
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041

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