The City of El Paso has partnered with the El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD) to facilitate the special privilege use of public-right-of-way permitting process.
Event planners and organizations interested in hosting an event DWNTWN can now benefit from the DMD’s streamlined process to apply and obtain the permit.
Before you start the application to obtain a Special Privilege Permit, it is important for you to have the following information and documentation
Traffic Control Plan
The objective of each traffic control plan (TCP) is to permit the contractor to work within the public right of way efficiently and effectively while maintaining a safe, uniform flow of traffic during a street closure. Below you will find a list of companies that can create a traffic control plan for your event.
Apache Baricade & Sign
11560 Pellicano Dr
Traffic Barricade Services
6621 Doniphan Dr. Ste A
Traffic Control Specialist
3120 Trawood Ste F
The vendors’ information is provided to guide the event planner; DMD does not endorse any vendor.
The site plan objective is to let the governmental entities know where everything will be located within an event foot print. The site plan must include location of vendors, stages, porta potties, trash cans, dumpsters, emergency vehicle access, entrances/exits, fire protection, emergency medical service areas, public assembly areas, and vehicle parking. The site plan can be created by any person so long as it is neat and legible. Click here to view an example.
Notice of Street closure
The City of El Paso cannot authorize an event organizer to close a street without the consent of the property owner or tenant. You may refer to Title 15 Section 15.08.120 Special privilege Licenses and Permits of the El Paso City Code. The event organizer must obtain the signatures of the property owners or tenants who will be impacted by the street closure. Click here to get the form on which the signatures must be collected
Temporary Event Insurance
You will be asked to upload this insurance before submitting your application. If the insurance does not comply with the requirements, your application will be rejected. Click here to get the Temporary Event Insurance requirements
Daily Fee –cost for closing the right of way
$50 forr every 12 hours – Example: If you will be closing the streets from May 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm and opening the streets May 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm the check must be made for $200 since the 24 hours were exceeded.
Special Privilege Application processing fee $200
All checks must be made payable to City of El Paso and mailed to:
Downtown Management District
201 E. Main St. Suite 107
El Paso, TX 79901
Additional permits may be required to obtain the Special Privilege Permit. Additional fees may apply.
Once you submit the application you will be contacted by DMD to advise you on what additional requirements must be submitted.
Per Title 15 Section 15.08.120 you must submit a complete application AT LEAST 30 days before the event. There are no exceptions.
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