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Block Parties

First, you need a permit...

Call or visit the Special Event Permit Office to obtain a block party permit application:

Download the Block Party Permit Application

Special Event Permits
Special Event Permit Office
841 North Broadway Room 501
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 286-3329
Fax: (414) 286-3953

Then, check for approval...

Common Council Room 205
200 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Fax: (414) 286-3456

Permit Info...

Permits are issued only with approval of the Alderperson. Please allow four weeks for processing. During June, July and August, applications are not accepted any later than two weeks before the event. You will receive your permit in the mail unless you would like to call the office to arrange for pickup.

There are no fees for residential block parties.

For first-time events, the alderperson may require you to obtain signatures of consent from individuals who would be affected by the event and to distribute informational fliers to those living and/or working in the area affected.

Barricades will be delivered to the address you indicate. The permit holder is responsible for placing barricades on the designated street intersections at the start of the event and removing them at the end of the event. Return the barricades to where they were delivered and they will be collected as soon as possible during the following work week.

For more information go to Special Events Permits