Request a Block Party Permit

Do you want to host a block party in your neighborhood? 

The City of Orlando requires permits for neighborhood events that will impede a city roadway. (Note: Personal parties are not eligible.)


Step 1.Check your eligibility

  • Personal events and parties (birthday, graduation, holiday, etc.) that only benefit one or two families are not eligible.
  • Applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event.
  • The event must be closed to the public and include no more than 200 residents of the immediate neighborhood.
  • Only one city block per event may be requested.
  • No admission fee may be charged.
  • No commercial activity may be conducted on city streets or sidewalks.
  • No alcohol is allowed.
  • If you plan to use amplified sound equipment, a separate Loudspeaker Permit must be requested at least three business days in advance of the event.

Step 2.Tell us about your request

  • If you need a simple Block Party Permit, complete this online application. Permits must be requested at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Submit Your Request 

  • If you need a Block Party Permit and other permits (such as a Loudspeaker Permit), use our Special Events Portal to start determining what permits and city services might be required.

Tell Us About Your Event

After you have answered all of the screening questions in the Special Events Portal, click the "Begin Permit Applications" button at the bottom of the summary page. 

Step 3.Make a payment

When prompted, you can pay the permit processing fee online via credit card.

Step 4.We'll review your request

We will review your application and contact you if we need additional information.

Step 5.Receive your permit

When your permit is approved, we will email it to you.