Special event, block party permits | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

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

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...
  • Please enter the name here

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 or email gloria.long@lakewoodoh.net.