Permit Types

Block Parties

A block party is a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or services. Block parties are limited to one block and one day. If you are interested in hosting a block party, read below for more information or apply here.

When hosting a block party, keep in mind the following:

  • Applications must be submitted 60 days prior to the event
  • Applicants must be a member of a block association and given permission by their neighbors
  • Event is limited to 9 consecutive hours on one day and one block
  • Rain dates are not permitted
  • Event must be open to all neighbors on the block; not a private party (e.g. a birthday party)
  • Cannot charge a fee to participate or fundraise
  • You may not sell food or other goods and services
    • If you would like to fundraise, sell food or other items at your event, read more about hosting a single block festival
  • Alcohol, vendors, commercial branding and sponsorships are not permitted at block parties
    • If your event has branding or includes vendors like a food truck or a health screening van, your event may be categorized as a street event or a single block festival
  • You may require additional permits. All other agency permits must be obtained before we can grant your street activity permit Examples include:

Apply for a Block Party Permit

Permit Types