Special event right of way permit (on City right of way)

Before you begin

A special event permit is required for all special events on the City’s right of way.

Examples of special event:

  • special event parade
  • sports event
  • festival
  • carnival
  • donation station
  • street dance
  • sidewalk sale
  • other similar events


What you need

Certificate of insurance ($2 million) in the name of the applicant and naming the City of Ottawa as an additional insured


There is no cost for this permit.

Note: There may be costs associated with traffic control measures or police paid duty resources depending on the location and complexity of the event.

What's next

The Traffic Management Office will contact you by email about permit requirements and send you an indemnification waiver for signature.

Review the guidelines for route marshals and share instructions with volunteers.


Traffic Management Office
613-580-2424 extension 28164