City of Cambridge      
About Us Parking/Tickets Permits Contact Us Getting Around Cambridge Frequently Asked Questions
 Home
Traffic, Parking & Transportation Logo
 Permits Printer Friendly Version
Block Party Application
Permits
Effects of Snow on Street Occupancy Permits
DPW Permits
New Street Occupancy Permit Fees and Procedures
Block Party
On-Street Dumpster
Moving Container/Crate
Moving Van
Construction Truck/Traffic Clearance
Oversized Load
Special Event
Resident Parking Permit
Visitor Parking Permit
Permits FAQ
To Register Your Off Street Parking
Valet Parking
Building Permit Guidelines (pdf)
Project Review

When a group of neighbors get together and decide to have a Block Party, it is necessary to obtain a Temporary Street Closing Permit. The Traffic Department requires that the Temporary Street Closing Permit Application is submitted no less than 7 business days prior to the date of the block party along with an Abutter Approval Form. Emergency vehicles must have access at all times.

Permit Fee: $25.00 per party

The Permit Division closes at noon (12:00pm) on Fridays.  Any applications submitted after 11:30am on Fridays will not be processed until the following Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a holiday). The temporary signs are posted 48 hours in advance of the permit start.  Permits processed on Mondays can not have a start date prior to the following Thursday.

The City of Cambridge retains the right to revoke or deny street occupancy permits at any time for reasons including, but not limited to the following: non-compliance of any state law, City Ordinance, failure to comply with the above guidelines or failure to make payments.

All City permits are subject to review and can be revoked at any time per order of the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Director.

Modification of date, time or location to permits will not be accepted after signs have been posted unless due to extreme weather conditions.   In the event that an applicant requests a posting modification after signs are posted, there will be no refund and applicant's must re-apply and pay for a new permit.

Turn-off your Pop-Up Blocker before clicking the link below.  The application will not appear with Pop-Up Blockers on.

Print Submit Online Block Party Application Form
Adobe Acrobat

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

© 2004 Traffic, Parking & Transportation