Block Party Permits

(Canceled due to COVID-19 for 2020)

Block Party Permit Information

Permit to close a street for the purpose of holding a block party is requested by a resident of the block through our Ward Office.  These permits are issued free of charge.  Issued permits will be sent back to the Aldermanic Office to be distributed to the applicant.

Rules Regarding Block Party Permits Requests

  1. Requests for Block Party Permits from the Aldermanic Offices must be received by the Department of Transportation within three (3) business days prior to the event to insure the permit is issued for the event.  Permits are issued on a first come, first served basis.

  2. Block Party Permits will not be issued on any Federal Aid Urban Streets (i.e., arterial streets) or on a bus route.

  3. Block Party Permits will not be issued for more than one (1) day in succession or to close any street for a commercial purpose.

  4. A block party permit will only be issued for a single block (intersection to intersection).

  5. Access to any parking spaces controlled by meters or pay boxes must be maintained at all times.

  6. In addition to the rules listed above, Block Party Permit requests may be denied by the Department of Transportation for the following reasons:

    • Incomplete application (missing information)

    • Traffic control issues

    • Issues related to other permits issued in the vicinity of the event

    • Public safety concerns​

Block Party Permit Application