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Planning a Block Party

The Streets Department has made it much easier for residents to schedule their block party, announced Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton.  Residents can visit the new Block Party Permit Online Application page to complete the block party permit process on-line.

“The Streets Department is constantly exploring innovative approaches to improve our services to make them more user-friendly for citizens,” said Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton. “Applying for a Block Party permit is now a one-stop process for residents to use from the convenience of their homes. Residents will be able to pay online, submit the petition online and, upon approval, receive the permit by e-mail. Travelling to the Municipal Services Building and waiting in line will no longer be necessary.”


The Block Party Permit system will allow the Streets Department to validate the addresses in order to ensure quality data and also to allow for screening of streets so that citizens will know right away if their location is appropriate for a block party. The conditions for obtaining the permit will remain the same.  For the street to be closed, the approval of 75% of the households residing on each block involved is required (including 75% of any apartment complex).  Each applicant signing the petition must be an adult representative and reside on the block that is being closed. Only one signature per household will be accepted.


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