Public Works

350 South 5th Street
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Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Residential Block Permit:
Conditions and Instructions

Important: If you are closing a street for National Night Out, see the National Night Out website for information about registering your event and applying for a permit.

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Fees and Deadlines

Fees for residential block events are listed below. For applications received by mail or in person, payment is due at the time of application. For all other applications, correct payment and copy of application must be received within three (3) business days of the submission of the application. Applications will not be considered complete and will not be processed until payment is received.

This fee schedule does not apply to National Night Out events. See the National Night Out page for more information.



Days prior to event date.


35 or more


22 to 34


15 to 21


7 to 14


4 business to 6 calendar days

Schedule of Event

Street Closure

• Requirements: Both ends of the street must be blocked. City ordinance requires that at least a ten-foot aisle be kept unobstructed at all times to permit emergency vehicles or disabled individuals to enter or exit. This requirement includes access at the end of the block at the barricade area as well as an unobstructed aisle along the entire block.

• Barricades: Wooden barricades are used for all residential block events, except National Night Out. Public Works will deliver the barricades at no charge. See the National Night Out website for more information about street closure requirements for these events.

Application Process

Conditions and Restrictions

Non-Profit Organization Events

All block event requests from non-profit organizations located in a residential area must be reviewed by Regulatory Services to determine whether the event will be considered a business district event or a residential block event. Please call (612) 673-2080 prior to submitting an application.

An application from a non-profit organization located in a residential area will have to comply with the conditions and procedures applicable to a business district application unless the following conditions have been met:

  1. The block (special event) will have fewer than 100 people in attendance
  2. More than 50% of the people expected to attend the event have residences which abut the portion of the street where the event is to take place
  3. No food or beverages will be sold at the event
  4. The applicant is a resident or property owner of property which abuts the street where the event is to take place or is the director, executive, board member of the non-profit organization.


Last updated Aug 9, 2013



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