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Apply for a road closure for events

You can apply for a temporary road closure or traffic restriction online.  Before you apply, make sure you are familiar with our conditions.

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In order to close a road for your event, you will need to give us –

  • at least 6 months notice when applying for a road race;
  • at least 3 months notice when applying for an event such as a carnival, parade, fun day etc.; or
  • at least 28 days notice when applying for filming.  

This will allow us time to review your proposed traffic management and safety arrangements. 

What happens next? 

We will consider your application and assess the feasibility of the closure and proposed diversion route. 

You will need to demonstrate that you are competent to organise the event that is proposed.  

We will ask for the following:

Evidence of proposed consultation and public notice With those who may be affected.  This includes the emergency services (Fire and Rescue, Ambulance, Police etc), Local Authorities, Public Transport, Churches, residents and businesses. 
Event Safety Plan  Please view our model template 
Traffic Management Plan  Identifying the section of road to be closed, details of proposed diversion route and details of proposed signage
Risk Assessment  Identifying potential hazards and precautions to be taken to ensure the safety of all
Licences/Permits (if applicable) Required if there will be alcohol, fireworks, music etc.
Public Liability Insurance  We will not approve a closure without it. We accept £5m for small events and ask for £10m for larger events.

How much does it cost? 

Application cost is £150. 

When we have approved your application in principle, payment is required by electronic transfer only to –

Account number: 12545376
Sort code: 55-91-00
Account name: IOM Government
Payee reference: Application reference number

We levy this charge based upon the average cost of processing a routine Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice (TTRN).  It does not include any temporary traffic management costs, such as signs and barriers.  


Within 2 weeks of application date, a cancellation fee of 50% applies.  Anything after this time is charged at 100%.  Any cancellation requests must be in writing or email us using the contact us section below.


In accordance with section 38 of the Highways Act 1986; or the Road Races Act 2016. 

Event safety 

Helpful information on event safety can be found on our Event Safety webpage

You should also complete the Event Notification Form

Approved closures 

Details of approved closures can be found on Road Watch

Contact us 

You can phone +44 1624 686930 if you need any further help or support with your application.

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