Street performers usually do not need a permit. However, a permit is required if you:
- Use a sound device such as a loud speaker, megaphone, or stereo
- Perform in or next to a park
You can complete an application for a Sound Device Permit during business hours at the local police precinct. There is a $45 fee. To locate a precinct, go to the Police Precincts and PSAs page.
You can apply for a Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Special Events Permit to perform in or next to a public park. There is a $25 fee. To learn how to apply for a DPR permit, go to the Park Event Permit page.