Neighborhood Block Party Packet Information

Program Goal: To encourage neighborhoods to hold block parties through the provision of a Block-party packet and a one-step permit process.

Block Party Packet Includes:


  • Step 1 Applications are available from the Municipal Services Department at 14714 Burin Avenue.
    If a street closure is requested, you also need to submit the Street Closure Permit Application and petition for Street Closure for the Event Purposes forms. (These forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links. You will need Acrobat Reader to be able to read them. Click here to download your own copy, if you don't have it already installed in your computer, .)
  • Step 2 Application must be completed and returned to the Municipal Services Department.
  • Step 3 Municipal Services Department reviews Block Applications. Upon verification of resident and business signatures (if closing street), application is approved.
  • Step 4 Block Party host must purchase and show proof of insurance in order to complete the application process.
  • Step 5 Public Works Department will deliver barricades and delineators and post street closure 72 hours in advance of the event.
  • Step 6 Party kit is delivered to the party representative by the City.
  • Step 7 Party kit is picked up by the City.

Additional important information is listed below:

  • Users are responsible for thoroughly cleaning the barbecue, and for securing the party kit until it is picked up by the City.
  • The party kit is available on weekends and major holidays only and is limited to Block Party use only. No exceptions.
  • Completed Block Party Applications must be turned into the Municipal Services Department (Code Section 10.40.020) 45 days prior to the date of the event, and may be submitted up to three months in advance.
  • Block Party Hosts are also responsible for thoroughly cleaning the street following the party.
  • Street Closure Restrictions
  • - Maximum length of street closure (8 hours)
    - Time limits (Streets may not be closed before 8am or after 10pm)
    - The following streets may not be closed:

    Artesia Blvd.
    Hawthorne Blvd.
    Inglewood Blvd.
    Marine Ave.
    Manhattan Beach Blvd.
    Redondo Beach Blvd.
    Prairie Ave.
    Firmona - South of Manhattan Beach Blvd.


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