General Applications

Permit Information, Guidelines and Applications

The first step in receiving a permit from RIOC is filling out a permit application. Please complete the corresponding form below. If you are unsure about certain blanks or don't currently have liability insurance, please just leave those areas blank. Completed forms can be submitted one of the following ways:

  • Email: permits@rioc.ny.gov
  • Fax: (212) 891-6521
  • Mail:
    • Permit Department, RIOC
      591 Main Street
      Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Once your application is received, PLEASE ALLOW 10 BUSINESS DAYS (unless you are submitting during the bulk outdoor application period in January or July) to process the request.  Within those 10 days, if your application is approved, you will receive an invoice for payment.

ALL PERMITS ISSUED REQUIRE A CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY.  The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation must be listed as the certificate holder, and the following entities MUST be listed as secondary insured:

  • New York City

  • New York State

  • Empire State Development Corporation

  • Division of Housing and Community Renewal

Click here for a sample certificate of liability

Click here for Filming/Special Events permit fees

Click here for Facility Use fee

Tennis Permits

Click here for Tennis Permit Guidelines

Permit Applications

A permit will not be issued unless an application, insurance and payment are submitted.