A block party is a citizen initiated event held on a city street within a specific block in a community for entertainment purposes.
The City of Calgary requires citizens to obtain a block party permit prior to closing a roadway for entertainment purposes.
How to apply
Once you register for a myID, as a citizen or business administrator, you will be able to log into ePermits to apply.
If you need help or additional explanation when using the ePermits website, please see the ePermits frequently asked questions for more information.
What you need to apply
The application for a block party permit must include the following information:
- A petition signed by a significant majority of the residents on the block listing the names, addresses, owner or renter, approval or disapproval, and reason for disapproval. This petition will be reviewed by the Roads, Traffic division at which time approval will be granted or declined.
- A map showing the location of the block party and the location of the temporary street closure.
TheBlock Party Permit Procedures includes the petition form, and guidelines for traffic control.
There is a three week deadline for this permit. It takes up to three weeks to process the permit after the application has been submitted.
Block party approvals are granted on an individual basis considering criteria such as:
- Disapprovals on the petition.
- Previous history of block parties at the location.
The applicant agrees to obtain and place barricades (approved traffic control devices) in order to safely close the road during the event.
The following regulations apply for block party permits:
- The block used must be occupied predominately by owner/residents.
- The block party time limits are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- The applicant must remain at the party until its conclusion.
- No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the city right-of-way.
- No open fires are permitted on the city right-of-way.