Although a Neighborhood Block Party is a form of Special Event, because of their smaller scale and their location (a residential area), they are treated differently than Special Events that are open to the general public. Neighborhood Block Parties shall not be advertised to encourage attendance of the general public.
In order to close a street for the express purpose of a neighborhood celebration or gathering for those persons who reside in the immediate area of the proposed block party, you will need to:
Complete the Neighborhood Block Party Application a minimum of ten (10) business days prior to the event and submit to Urbana Public Works at 706 S. Glover Ave., Urbana, IL, 61802.
The organizer must sign and date the Application and the Reimbursement and Indemnification Agreement. Let your neighbors know of your plans.
75% of the residents who will be affected by the Neighborhood Block Party must sign the attached Resident Petition.
If all of the requirements of this application are not met and received, a permit will not be issued.
Once you are notified of approval from the Urbana Public Works Department you can reserve barricades to block off the streets. These barricades are available to borrow from Public Works free of charge and can be delivered.
Please be advised of the following:
Neighborhood Block Party hours shall be no earlier than 10:00 am. and no later than 9:00 p.m. There is no nullification of either the liquor laws and ordinances or the noise ordinance prohibiting amplification. The City will enforce those ordinances upon complaints.