Block Party Permits | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Block Party Permits

Gathering with neighbors

Block parties are something of a tradition in Lakewood. If your street is interested in having a block party, you must first obtain a permit from the Division of Streets.

Block party permits will not be issued on April 8, 2024.

Block Party Permit Application

This is the form residents must fill out to have a block party in their neighborhood.
  • It's a good idea to have a backup in case your proposed date can't work.
  • What time is the block party? From when to when...
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Block Party Rules & Regulations

  • Permits will be issued April – October.  No permits will be issued on October 31st. No permits will be issued April 8, 2024.
  • Permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis. Permits may be limited to a maximum number per weekend.
  • A Block Party permit must be obtained at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
  • The Block Party Chairperson is responsible for setting up, taking down and securing of block party barricades.
  • All barricades must be removed by sunset.
  • Street must always be accessible to safety forces.
  • No permits will be issued for Main and Secondary Main streets (i.e. Madison, Franklin, Hilliard, Detroit, Clifton, Lake, Bunts, Warren, etc.)
  • If your street has not had a block party in past 3 years, a Block Party Survey is required. 75% of all residences on the street must sign the survey in favor of a block party. After verification of survey, a permit will be issued. Download Block Party Survey.
  • No alcohol is permitted on public property (street, tree lawn and sidewalk).
  • There is to be no selling of food and/or beverages at a block party. This is a neighborhood gathering and not a for-profit event.

Any further questions or concerns should be directed to Division of Streets/Forestry at (216) 529-6810 or email

Special Event Permits

Interested in having a special event other than a block party? Click here for more information.