BLOCK PARTY APPLICATION City of Philadelphia
Streets Department
Highway Division - Right-of-Way Unit
Municipal Services Building
1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia,PA 19102-1676
(215)686-5500
WELCOME to Block Party Permit Online Application Page

Block Party permits allow you to block off traffic on your street for a party on a weekend or a summer holiday; Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day.

Before You Apply for Your Block Party Permit
  • Download and complete the Block Party Petition Signature Form (instructions below).
  • Scan the completed Block Party Petition Signature Form into a .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, or .gif file.
  • Store the file on the computer or tablet you are using to fill out this Block Party Application so that you can upload it during the application process.

IMPORTANT: Applications for Weekday Block Party or Street Festival Permits are not offered online at this time. To apply for Weekday Block Party, see the Permit Application Process.

Instructions for Submitting a Block Party Application

Please review the rules and restrictions related to block party permits before applying on-line. They are available on-line using the links below:

You will also want to gather the required items before you start the application process.

  • A home address on the same block as the one you are applying.
  • A phone number where we can reach you.
  • An e-mail address where we can send you your application’s status and, if approved, your official permit.
  • Credit card, debit card or bank checking account information for on-line payment. The application will not be approved without payment.
  • A Block Party Petition Signature Form completed as described below.
Application Fees for Block Parties
  • $25.00 – Application and payment received at least 21 calendar days before event.
  • $60.00 – Application and payment received less than 21 days before event.

Reminder: Block Party applications and payment must be received at least 5 business days before the event date.

Fees for Making Permit Payments Online
  • $1.95 - Payments made by credit or debit card.
  • 35¢ - Payments made by checking account.