A special event is defined as any activity on public or private property
that requires City services in excess of those normally provided.
About 2,500 special events are held
in the City of Los Angeles every year.
Approvals for special
events come from different agencies within the City. The
Police Commission and the Bureau
of Street Services grant permits for special events;
the Department of Transportation does not.
Procedures to apply for special event approvals
can be found here.
After receiving notification of permit applications from the
two approval bodies, the Department of Transportation conducts preliminary screenings
to determine the appropriate level of transportation response and the estimated cost of
LADOT can respond in many ways: The Department
can simply post temporary parking restrictions at the event
location or it can prepare a detailed Special Event Traffic
Management Plan, among other actions.
Notifications of large upcoming special
events are posted on the Department of Transportation’s
Surveillance And Control website . The special events
are listed under “Special Event Info.”