Host a Community Block Party

Are you planning a block party in your neighborhood? A block party is a great way to celebrate and encourage stronger communities. To support that the City can help you close the road during your party.

Online Form

Select a date for your party

Determine the day you and your neighbors want to close the road for a party. Remember, block parties must begin during daylight hours and end before sunset.

Contact your neighbors

Closing the road can be an inconvenience, so we ask that you get permission from the majority of your neighbors to have your party. The City needs to see written permission from at least 51% of the households on your block to close the road.

Apply online

Be prepared to pay a non-refundable $20 processing fee. Once you have collected your signatures, you can apply for the permit online.

Apply Online in English

City staff will review your application

We will be in touch with you within 7 business days. If approved, the City will deliver the barricades (road closure signs) you need before your party.

Put out barricades to close the road

On the day of the party, put out the barricades to close the road. After the party, remove the barricades and return them to where they were dropped off by the City.

Paper Form

We don't accept printed applications for this service

You can visit our office if you need help applying through our online system. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.

We're happy to help you fill out an application!

Phone

Select a date for your party

Determine the day you and your neighbors want to close the road for a party. Remember, block parties must begin during daylight hours and end before sunset.

Contact your neighbors

Closing the road can be an inconvenience, so we ask that you get permission from the majority of your neighbors to have your party. The City needs to see written permission from at least 51% of the households on your block to close the road. We recommend using this form as you create your petition.

Call us to complete the form

Call us at the number listed in the Contact Us section for help completing the form.

City staff will review the application

We will be in touch with you within 7 business days. If approved, the City will deliver the barricades (road closure signs) you need before your party.

Put out barricades to close the road

On the day of the party, put out the barricades to close the road. After the party, remove the barricades and return them to where they were dropped off by the City.

In Person

Select a date for your party

Determine the day you and your neighbors want to close the road for a party. Remember, block parties must begin during daylight hours and end before sunset.

Contact your neighbors

Closing the road can be an inconvenience, so we ask that you get permission from the majority of your neighbors to have your party. The City needs to see written permission from at least 51% of the households on your block to close the road. We recommend using this form as you create your petition.

Visit our office

We are located on the ground level of Ottawa and Louis found at the address listed in the Contact Us section. Our office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

We're happy to help you fill out the online application using one of the kiosks in our offices.

City staff will review the application

We will be in touch with you within 7 business days. If approved, the City will deliver the barricades (road closure signs) you need before your party.

Put out barricades to close the road

On the day of the party, put out the barricades to close the road. After the party, remove the barricades and return them to where they were dropped off by the City.