We require a permit for any parade, march or procession on city streets or alleys.

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Photo by Brooke Ross Photography, Courtesy of Twin Cities Pride and Meet Minneapolis

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What to know


Parade Permit Application 2021


The cost of a parade permit is based on the size of your parade:

  • Large parade (3 or more hours) $300
  • All other parades $50


You must apply for your parade permit before the deadline. We do not accept late applications:

  • Large parade permit applications shall be submitted at least sixty (60) days before the date of the parade;
  • All other parade permit applications shall be submitted at least thirty (30) days before the date of the parade.

Dates and hours

  • Parades shall only take place between 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.;
  • Parades in the downtown area may not take place between 7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. except on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.


You must have a commercial general insurance policy for the race with coverage of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000) total, and one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence.

Street closure

  • You must provide and pay for barricades and traffic control under an approved traffic control and management plan;
  • You must pay the cost of posting and removing "No Parking" signs within the event space unless you qualify to use a parking mitigation plan.


You must provide and pay for security personnel under an approved security plan.


  • You must remove all garbage and recyclables according to an approved disposal plan;
  • You must pay a security deposit to ensure proper removal of garbage and recyclables at large parades
    • Large parade security deposit is $800

See the full City Ordinance regulating parades and races

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Contact us

Event or race approval

Shane Morton, Public Works Traffic and Parking Services

Sgt. Beth Mota, Minneapolis Police Department


Shane Morton

Sgt. Beth Mota




Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Dee Ann McQuerry

Public Works Traffic and Parking Services Division


Hawthorne Transportation Center
33 Ninth St. N., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1326