Request a Road, Lane or Sidewalk Closure

Do you need to close a road, sidewalk or other area of the public right-of way for your special event or construction work?

The city requires you to get authorization to close streets, lanes, public alleys or sidewalks in the City of Orlando in order to maintain public and worker safety. Authorization is required even though you may have already received approved building and engineering permits from the city’s Permitting Services Office, or an 18A Special Event Permit.

For emergency closure requests, email and include the following information:

  • Contact name, phone number, email and company name.
  • Address/work location.
  • Barricade company.
  • Brief description of work.
  • Applicable MOT standard indices being used for traffic control. If the standard index is not applicable or requires any modifications, then a plan will need to be designed and submitted for review.

Follow the steps below for all other closure requests.

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Step 1.Check your eligibility

Make sure the road you want to close is located in the city limits.

Verify the Location

State or county road closure permits may also be required. Email for more information.

Step 2.Gather your information

You will need to provide: 

  • The exact location of the special event or work performed, including the street name and intersecting streets.
  • A description of the work you are doing or name and description of the special event.
  • A start and completion date of your work or the dates of the special event closure.
  • Barricade company contact information. If you need a barricade company, you can contact:
  • Flashrite, 407.834.0408
  • Bob's Barricades, 407.855.7186
  • MOT Plans Inc., 407.724.4282
  • Acme, 407.253.4337
  • Safety Systems Barricade Corp., 305.591.2689
  • Sunbelt Rental, 407.294.1967

Step 3.Fill out the application

Fill in all required fields, including attachments if applicable:

  • Aerial map showing precise work location, or a special event site plan, location or route noting the lane, whole roadways or sidewalks affected.
  • Copy of Advanced FDOT MOT Certificate for the person responsible for the setup and maintenance of the approved traffic control plan.
  • Copy of detailed traffic control plan or modified FDOT MOT indices if NOT submitting a current non modified FDOT MOT indices.
    • Street names displayed.
    • Lane closures and/or closed streets must be illustrated on map.
    • Use multiple maps when needed. Number maps to ensure proper order. 

Complete the Application

Step 4.We will contact you

We will review your application at least five business days from the time of receipt of all documents.

Step 5.Notify residents and businesses

For construction projects, you will need to notify affected residents and businesses of the road closure at least two weeks prior to your construction work.

For special events, you be contacted by the Event Traffic Control Specialist for further communication details to affected residents and businesses.

Step 6.Close the road

Your barricade company is responsible for closing the road during your construction or special event.

In the case of an 18A special event block party, you will receive further details of equipment drop and pick up.