Block Parties

Effective July 1st, 2018, the City of Cleveland enacted a revised Block Party Policy (PDF) to ensure such events that take place in the City of Cleveland are as safe and well-organized as possible for the protection of all those who attend.

The City of Cleveland looks forward to working with you and hopes that your event is successful and safe.


  • Block Party: A party organized by residents of a neighborhood, limited to a city block, in which the street is closed off and participants eat, socialize, entertain, etc.
  • Block Party Coordinator: A single resident that resides within the block requesting the party that is the main point of contact for all matters regarding the block party.

Application Process

  1. Print the Block Party Signatures Form (PDF) to obtain resident signatures from each residence located on the proposed closed street.
  2. Complete Block Party Application online and attach the completed Block Party Signatures Form to the application.
  3. Pay a non-refundable event application fee of $25.

Applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications must be received at least 14 days before desired party date. Parties may be held any day year round between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm for a maximum of 8 hours in duration.