Do I need a Block Party Permit?

Any gathering of neighbors within a community in the city that wish to close streets for no more than 4 hours must submit a block party permit application.

• How do I submit a block party permit application?
The block party permit application can be found here.

• Do I need barricades for my block party?
Any event that will close a city street for any given amount of time will require the event organizer to obtain No Parking signs and City-approved Type 3 Barricades. These barricades can be rented from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Events. All block party organizers are responsible for picking up and returning barricades for their block party. Barricades can be reserved by submitting a Department of Parks, Recreation and Events Equipment Rental Form.

• Who can I contact if I have questions regarding filling out the block party permit application?
Please contact Kim Herbert at or at 540-372-1086 x307.

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1. Do I need a Special Event Application?
2. Do I need a Block Party Permit?
3. Film Permit
4. Expression of Speech Events
5. What fees might be incurred for my special event?
6. City Parks and Trails
7. Trash and Recycling
8. Street and/or Parking Lot Closures
9. Maps
10. Events with over 1,000 Estimated Guests
11. Events with over 2,000 Estimated Guests
12. Tents and Canopies
13. Moon Bounce, Inflatable Amusement Devices, Climbing Walls, and Stages
14. Food and Vendors
15. Alcohol
16. Generators
17. Charging Admission
18. Advertising
19. Do I need a noise ordinance waiver?
20. Security
21. Insurance
22. No Parking Signs and Barricades
23. Restrooms
24. Equipment Rental