Block Parties

Block parties are great opportunities to meet your neighbors and get to know one another! The Department of Public Safety supports block parties because neighborhoods are safer and better places to live when area residents are acquainted with each other. Block parties may be held for celebrations, sports, games, barbeques, and many other activities such as welcoming new residents to your neighborhood.

During a block party, neighbors can safely gather at a central location by closing down the street to traffic. Residential streets that are eligible to be blocked off include cul-de-sacs, courts, and low-volume streets that are not main thoroughfares. There are no fees to have a block party and, if requested, barricades for closing your street can be provided by the City once your application is approved.

How to Apply

Complete the online Block Party application at least 2 weeks before your event. For further information or if you have any questions, please contact the Police Department by email or at 651-458-2850.

Important Information

Notifications should be made to every household in your neighborhood as early as possible and should clearly state the location and hours of the block party.

Block parties must always comply with the city’s noise ordinance; specifically, 4-9-4: NOISY GATHERINGS prohibits gatherings of people from which noise emanates of sufficient volume to unreasonably disturb the peace, quiet or repose of other persons between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. except as allowed by the City.

During the block party, please place any grills, tables, or other large items next to the curb to maintain access for emergency vehicles.

All activities must be under competent supervision.

Homeowners are responsible for collection and disposal of all waste/recycling generated. Cleanup must be completed no more than 24 hours after the block party.

All local ordinances and state laws must be observed.