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Street Closures

Contractors, public utilities, and others requesting road and/or lane closures must acquire a street occupancy permit. In most cases, a detour or traffic control plan will be requested to attach to the permit. Please contact the Public Works Department Engineering Division at (714) 738-6845 for further information.

Block Party Permits

A typical "Block Party" consists of several families extending social activities into a residential (public) street. The event is non-profit in nature and is closed to the outside public. A block party permit may be obtained for the temporary closure of select residential streets after review and approval of the Traffic Engineering Division. All applications, using the attached "petition form", shall show support from the surrounding residences on the street who may be affected. There is an issuance fee with the option to purchase additional insurance, see engineering fees. Please contact the Public Works Department Engineering Division at (714) 738-6845 for further information.

"Block Party" applications shall be submitted to the Public Works Department Engineering Division no less than 5 calendar days prior to the event. Following initial review, all documents must be completed as necessary and resubmitted by application for final approval, no less than 5 business days prior to the event.

Special Event Permits

A typical "Special Event" is conducted outdoors to which the general public is admitted or invited. Such an event includes a carnival, festival, tent or car show, circus, parade, auction, rally, or a similar kind of temporary outdoor exhibition or performance. A Special Event permit may be obtained after review and approval by the various departments within the City. The issuance fee for a permit varies with an option to purchase additional insurance through the City for the event. Please contact the Public Works Department Maintenance Services at (714) 738-3310 for further information.

"Special Event" applications for events on public property shall be submitted no less than 90 days prior to the event. Following initial review, all documents must be completed as necessary and resubmitted by application for final approval, no less than 5 business days prior to the event.

Transportation/Overlimit Permits

Transportation/Overlimit permits are required for those vehicles that exceed the maximum width, height, length, or overhang and desire to travel on City streets and highways. The limits are outlined in the Caltrans Transportation Guidelines Manual with single trip permits costing $16 and annuals costing $90. Single Trip and Annual Permits may be processed by facsmile at (714) 738-3115. In addition, proof of insurance is required prior to issuing a permit. Permits will not be mailed. Please contact Traffic Engineering at (714) 738-6845 for further information.

Film Permits

Applications/permits forms are required for production companies. Production companies must acquire a City of Fullerton Film Permit and business license which can be obtained the same day it is applied for. Subsequent meetings will be scheduled to discuss the scope of the film shoot and all efforts will be made to assist your company in its efforts. Student productions are exempt from the business license requirement. Please contact Chi-Chung Keung at (714) 738-6317 for further information.

Fees & Charges
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