Registration details

It's important to make a plan and submit an event application as early as possible.

Make your plan

  • Outline the details. 
    • Location
    • Start and end time
    • Activities
    • Expected attendance
  • Determine if you need to close your street or alley entrance 
    • You will need permission of 75% of your neighbors to be approved for street closure
    • Not every street can blocked off depending on traffic flow
    • Bus routes and high traffic streets cannot be used 
  • Request an officer.
    • In your application, you can request to have a police officer attend your NNO gathering
    • We try to honor these requests but can not guarantee that officers will be able to attend
  • Make an event promotion plan.
    • We create a master list of all NNO gatherings in our city and and share it with our police officers
    • You are responsible for promoting your NNO gathering to your neighbors
    • Share online safety checklist


Submit your application 

You should know

  • Application deadline is July 20
  • There is no cost to apply, use the street or participate in the NNO gathering
  • You will receive your event permit number during the online application process
  • We encourage Neighborhood Block Leaders to submit the application 

Complete and submit the National Night Out Registration form online

Follow COVID-19 protocols

Your event
  • Follow guidance for outdoor gatherings. Make sure your limit your group to 50 people. 
  • We recommend:
    • Serving single-serve food and beverage items
    • No bouncy houses
    • Providing sanitizing stations
    • Featuring activities that accommodate social distancing
  • If your event violates guidelines, the organizer could face legal action and future permit applications may be denied.

Read current guidance for outdoor social gatherings

Do not attend if you 
  • Have a cough, cold, or fever
  • Are caring for sick individuals
  • Are waiting for COVID-19 test results 
If you attend, please
  • Wear a mask
  • Stay six feet away from people who don't live in your household
  • Know that you are personally responsible for following the Governor's Executive Order

Read the Governor's Executive Order

Read and follow Stay Safe Minnesota guidelines

Contact us

Luther Krueger

Crime Prevention Analyst

National Night Out Coordinator

Minneapolis Police Department