Block Party Permit

Block Party



Bringing your neighborhood together to create a vibrant community should not feel like an impossible process. Throwing a block party is a great way to get to know those around you who share a similar sense of care for the place they call home. To make organizing neighborhood events easier, Santa Monica has been working to streamline the block party application process. You can now easily apply for a Block Party Permit online without the need to visit City Hall.

While you complete the application process, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Block parties are only permitted on neighborhood streets; the map below shows streets on which block parties are not permitted. Applications must be submitted at least (10) business days before the date of the block party, or (30) business days if the event will take place on the following holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Halloween. Lastly, the application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted in order to expedite the approval process.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you have not received a response (7) business days after submitting your application, please contact Traffic Engineering at We are happy to help guide your block party application process.


COVID-19 Protocol

Block Parties must follow Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance for Informal Social Gatherings. Note that the limit for outdoor informal social gatherings is 50 people.


Applications & Forms

Complete your online application online

Block Party Permit Application Packet

Streets Eligible for Block Party Permits