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PLEASE BE ADVISED:  All Special Event Permit Applications must be completed and submitted on-line at least 30 DAYS prior to the event date and all Block Party Permit Applications must be submitted on-line at least TWO WEEKS prior to the event date.  The City of Milwaukee Health Department will review the locations of all permit applications to ensure they are not in a "hot zone" - an area with a large concentration of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.


Block Parties

Block Party Permits are issued to residents of the City of Milwaukee who would like to barricade the residential street they live on for a neighborhood event - main thoroughfares are not closed for block parties.  Planning a block party is a big job and requires the support of all those who reside on the block that will be closed.  Included with the enclosed application is a neighborhood approval petition, which must be submitted with the Block Party Permit Application.

The Block Party applicant must reside on the block and is responsible for the event - including setup and take-down of the barricades as described in the permit; cleanup of the public right-of-way following the event; and maintaining a clear lane for emergency vehicles.

Applications should be submitted 30 days prior to the event.  This will allow enough time for the review and approval process by the District Alderperson, Department of Public Works, and the Milwaukee Police Department.

Completed applications and petitions may be submitted as follows:

1. Email:
2. Fax:  (414) 286-3953
3. Mailed to:  Special Event Permit Office, 841 North Broadway, Room 501, Milwaukee, WI  53202

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works Special Event Permit Office at (414) 286-3329.

Best of luck with your event!

For more information go to Special Events Permits


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