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Street Event Application Guide (Formerly, Block Party App.)

Permit Application Process

Obtain the Application

To request by mail, contact Streets Department Customer Affairs at (215) 686-5560 between 8:30 am – 5:00 PM. 

To pick up in person, visit Municipal Service Building, 1401 J.F.K. Blvd., Room 960 between 9AM – 2PM.  


Apply Online

Complete the Application

Fill out the application and obtain necessary petition signatures. Photocopies of the signatures are not accepted. Incomplete forms will be returned to the applicant, unprocessed.

Mail the Application

Mail or drop off the application and petition along with a check or money order (NO CASH) for $25.00 per block, per day in the Block Party Drop Box located in the Concourse of the MSB.

Additional Information

  • If approved, block parties held on a weekday are $150
  • There will be an increased fee of $60 if a block party request is made less than 21 days before event
  • You should receive your permit within two (2) weeks prior to the event. If the permit is not received by this time, please call 215-686-5500 to inquire
  • No applications will be processed within 4 days of event, since SEPTA and Philadelphia Police need to be informed
  • Rain Dates: Indicate next day (if following day is a Sunday) or following weekend. No rain dates on Holidays. No refunds for cancellation
  • If application is rejected, please return rejection letter along with any and all requested information. The Streets Department must receive an application at least 21 calendar days before the event