Block Party Request


Residents interested in holding a block party in their neighborhood should request approval from the City Manager’s Office in writing at least two weeks in advance of the event. The Public Works Department will deliver barricades to the ends of the affected street on the Friday before the block party, and residents should place them in the appropriate place to deter traffic just prior to the party. Residents are then responsible for removing the barricades following the party. Streets may not be blocked for parties at individual residences.

Special Event or Block Party?

A block party is a smaller, more localized party for a defined neighborhood and group of attendees.  If you're planning a larger event you may need a Special Event permit instead.  Any festival, concert, parade, running/walking event, public performance or announced public gathering held on a public street, right-of-way, or property of the City or events that require the closure of a public street require a special event permit. Any activity conducted in a public park, or parades and running/walking events that are conducted within the right-of-way but do not require the closure of a public street also require a special event permit.

Special Events are coordinated by the Parks and Recreation Department click here for more information about Special Events.

Questions may be directed to the City Manager's Office at (937) 847-6456.


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