Block parties and street fairs temporarily use street space for social activities, bringing together neighbors and the wider community. They are simple, low-cost ways to create lively public space and utilize roadway space for social activity.

Process Overview

Block parties and street fairs must be approved by the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation (ISCOTT). ISCOTT meets twice a month to review temporary street closure permits for special events.

Temporary Street Closure Application

If you are planning a block parties or street fair in your neighborhood, reach out to your neighbors early on in the process.

See Building Neighborhood Support

Official Codes & Documents

Design Guidelines



Maintenance Responsibilities

The Temporary Street Closure Permit includes requirements for clean-up and insurance, which are the responsibility of the permit holder.

For a more detailed description of maintenance responsibilities, see Maintenance.

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