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Phone (804) 646-6733



City of Richmond Police Department


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Phone Numbers:

Emergency: 911
Call if you can, text if you can’t

Non-Emergency or to file a Police Report:
(804) 646-5100


FOIA Requests
Phone: (804) 646-5147


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Police Media Relations
Phone: (804) 646-0607


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Richmond, VA 23220

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City Of Richmond Police Department
Special Operations Division
Permits Office

Street Closure Information Sheet

This application is intended to initiate a request for a street closure in the City of Richmond. Please complete the following information on the street closure application to be approved for your event. Before you submit your application to the Richmond Police Permit Office, please make sure that the following steps have been completed. You will first need to register your event with the Special Events Office at 804-646-0761 before submitting your request.

  • Street Closure Application (must be received to the Police Department at least 15 Days prior to the requested closure date(s).
  • Petition Signature Sheet (Included in application).
  • General Liability Insurance: The applicant is required to provide a certificate of insurance. You can get insurance through the City of Richmond by contacting Mr. Keith Barron (City Risk Management Office) at 646-5604. The City of Richmond shall be named as an additional insured on the certificate NOT the Richmond Police Department. This information is also provided on the application form.
  • It will be the applicant’s responsibility to have the appropriate traffic control devices (road closure signs, traffic cones and no parking signs etc.) The equipment may be rented from the following traffic companies that are provided on the application form.

Please Note: It may be required to have Off-Duty Officers depending on the event.  Please call the Off-Duty Office at 646-0445 for further assistance.

Street Closure Permit Guide Sheet/Application