Block Party Permit

Special Note:  Block Party Approvals for 2020 Season

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village will not be issuing approval letters for block parties this season.

As part of the Restore Illinois Plan - Phase 4, there is nothing that would preclude neighbors from gathering on private property in groups of 50 people or less while maintaining social distancing.  We hope this provides an opportunity for neighbors to again socialize and enjoy the outdoors as a group.  We hope to be back to block parties and other community gatherings next year, including visits from our Police and Fire Departments.

Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Block Party Guidelines

The Village encourages neighbors to enjoy the summer at organized block parties. The first step is to apply for a block party permit at least two weeks prior to the event. The permit allows neighbors to close off a designated street until 11 p.m.

Block parties are the perfect opportunity for residents to take time to relax with their family and neighbors. It’s a good way to meet new families on the block and learn what’s going on within the neighborhood.

These events also encourage safety for homes and children as neighbors begin to look out for one another. It’s helpful if neighbors (adults and kids) can spot a stranger on their street and know who to alert in the case of an emergency.

The Village’s Police and Fire Department personnel are usually available to attend the festivities to teach youngsters good safety habits (requests for visits from the Police or Fire Departments must be made at least 7 days in advance).