Special Events / Civic Functions on State Highways

These rules and regulations set forth the requirements for the public to obtain the approval of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for the temporary closing or blocking of all or a portion of an interstate, United States Highway or New Mexico State highway in order to conduct thereon a special event and to minimize the inconvenience to the traveling public caused by the occurrence of such events on the highways.

The rules and regulations are applicable to special events or civic functions that may require or necessitate the temporary closing or blocking of a highway under the jurisdiction and maintenance responsibility of the NMDOT, or the re-routing of highway traffic and where in accordance with the law.

View the New Mexico Special Events Permit (PDF).