Avoid the Rush. Don't Wait. Submit Early.
Early submission of applications enables the Streets Department to quickly process forms and to notify SEPTA, Fire and Police Departments of all block party street closures in their districts.
One application may contain multiple event dates. One check or money order for all dates is acceptable. (Note: When submitting multiple dates on one application, ensure that the appropriate fee is included.)
Street events will only be approved for five (5) dates a year, per block.
If the street being closed for an event is the only entrance/exit to another street (a "T" street), a petition to close that "T" street is also required.
Submit a completed Street Event Application to the Streets Department for a non-block party event.
Click here to download the application
For events planned on main streets in business corridors, contact the Managing Director's Office 215-686-3488.
Approved Holidays for Block Parties
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
An Important Reminder
Block parties are great fun and an excellent way to promote community spirit. In planning your block party, remember to make provisions to recycle all of the materials normally collected by the City. When it's time to clean up, remind the participants and organizers to set aside recyclables and properly bag trash until their regularly scheduled recycling/trash collection day.
If the trash and recyclables are not properly secured and stored until the regularly scheduled collection day, a violation can be issued to the applicant of the block party.