Block Clubs help preserve the quality of life in communities and neighborhoods. They are also a forum in which neighbors can share ideas and information with one another. They also help in getting neighbors acquainted with one another, which in turn builds and strengthens relationships. A block club is the backbone of an organized neighborhood.

Block Clubs can have incredible success in reducing crime. When neighbors are well organized and collectively address issues and concerns of unwanted activity, they can achieve anything. Being involved in and caring for the community will provide a safe environment for everyone.

Block Party Application

For a Block Party Permit to be approved and issued by the Chicago Department of Transportation the permit request must be entered by the Aldermanic Office in which the block party is taking place in.

Below you will find the link to the application to apply for a block party. Please complete the application and return it to your Alderman office.

https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/permit/general/BlockPartyPermit-Informationcollectionform.pdf

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Following recommendations from the CDC and the guidance of City and State officials to avoid non-essential gatherings and any gatherings larger than 50 individuals, CDOT has re-evaluated the policy on the acceptance of block party applications and have issued the following:
Block Party permits will not be issued through September 7, 2020. All permits that have been issued on July 1st and 2nd will be revoked.

Please note plans for summer programming and events including block parties remain under discussion. CDOT will continue to work closely with the Mayor’s Office and Public Health officials both locally and at the State level to adopt protocols based on the recommendations and guidance provided to keep our residents safe.

Please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Health’s website chicago.gov/coronavirus, for the latest local updates on the response to COVID-19 Issues related to other permits issued in the vicinity of the event.”