Streets, sidewalks & alleys

Plan a block party

To hold a block party, you’ll need to:

  1. Fill out a Street Event Application form.
  2. Get approval signatures from at least 75% of the people on your block.
  3. Submit the required fee. If the application is received less than 21 days before the event the cost increases.
  4. Return the application form, petition signatures, and event fee to the Streets Department.

You can return the completed application one of two ways:

By mail

Streets Department Right-of-Way Unit
Municipal Services Bldg., Room 940
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1676

In person

Drop off your completed application in the Block Party Drop Box, located in the concourse of the Municipal Services Building at 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Download an application

For application forms and full requirements, see: