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Special event, block party permits

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. Download Block Party Permit Application.

Block Party Rules & Regulations

  • A Block Party permit must be obtained at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Click here for block party permit application.
  • Permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis. Permits may be limited to a maximum number per weekend.
  • 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, 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).
  • Any further questions or concerns should be directed to Division of Streets/Forestry at (216) 529-6810.

Interested in having a special event? Send an email, or call the police department at 216-521-6773.