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Neighborhood Block Party Permits

Neighborhood Block Party Permits are intended for residents to close a street for the the purpose of a neighborhood celebration or gathering. A street can be closed for a Neighborhood Block Party if it meets the following qualifications:

  • The street is a cul-de-sac, dead end or circular street;
  • The section being closed is less than a mile in length and is intersected by two other residential streets

A street may not be closed if one or more of the following conditions exist:

  • Speed limit on street is greater than 25mph;
  • Street is an arterial street with more than two lanes;
  • Street has a bus stop.

If your Neighborhood Block Party involves major street closures, significant impacts to City services or entities such as churches or schools or if the activity is open to the general public, the event would be considered a Special Event and a completed Special Event Permit Application would be required to start the permit process.

Neighborhood Block Party Application

If your planned activity meets the Neighborhood Block Party definition, you must must submit a completed Neighborhood Block Party Application at least 15 days in advance of the activity and no more than one year prior to the Neighborhood Block Party date.

A non-refundable $25 permit fee is required at the time the application is submitted. A copy of photo identification of the applicant is also required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Need Assistance or Have Questions?

Special Event Services is happy to assist you.  Please contact us via email at or by phone at (916) 808-7888.