You must have a petition signed by 75% of the residents on the said street in order for it to be closed off. If your association has had a party the year before and there were no problems, it may be possible to get your petition waived.
There is a $12.00 fee per block to close the street. Checks, money orders or cash is accepted. You may pick up the permit or have the Traffic Engineer Office mail it to you. It takes approximately 10 days to process. The following depart-ments must sign the permit: City Engineer, Buffalo Police Department and the Mayors Office. The Fire Department, the Police Department and Emergency Medical Services should be notified. You should make at least 3 copies of your permit and keep the original in a safe place. To apply for your permit contact:
City Hall – Fifth floor Room 512
Buffalo, New York 14202-3305