Having A Block Party?



Download your Block Party application package here. Be sure to download the rules and fill out the application and petition form located below.

Early submissions of block party applications enables the Long Beach Police Department to quickly process forms and to notify essential departments of  street closures.

All completed Block Party Applications must be returned to LB Police Department's Traffic Department.

The permit application for an organized block party or neighborhood event must be completed in full and submitted to Long Beach Police Department for approval at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled event. Each request for a block party permit will be reviewed on a case by case basis. There shall be a designated “Block Party Coordinator” who will be responsible for collecting signatures, notifying neighbors and working as a liaison with the City of Long Beach.

Please note: A total of six (6) block parties city-wide will be permitted each weekend, with no more than three (3) in the West End, two (2) in the Canal Section, and one (1) in the Presidents Streets. West End block parties must be separated by a minimum of two avenues. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis. Upon approval, you will be informed by mail and a signed copy of the permit will be mailed directly to you. You will also receive “Street Closed” signs. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of this regulation.  If you have questions, please contact the LBPD. Thank you.

Block parties can be great fun and an excellent way to promote community spirit. Remember to make provisions for trash and recyclables. When the fun is over and it is time to clean up, remind participants to set aside recyclables and properly bagged trash until their regularly scheduled recycling/trash collection day.

Click here to download a Block Party Application.