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TERMS & CONDITIONS:
FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LONG BEACH.

ALCOHOL IS NOT PERMITTED on City property or in the street at any time.

NO LIVE OR AMPLIFIED MUSIC is allowed on City property or in the street.  All equipment must be on private property and may not exceed the Long Beach Municipal Code noise ordinance or disturb the peace.

A 20’ FIRE LANE MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.  Emergency vehicle access must remain readily available during all hours of occupation of the street.

STAGES, MOON BOUNCES, OR INFLATABLE JUMPERS MAY NOT BE PLACED in the City street or sidewalk.

Block Party Applications must be received at least ten (10) business days prior to your event.  This ten (10) day period is required in order to review your application and notify the City personnel and departments affected by your event.

Clean up after the event is the sole responsibility of the permittee.  Streets, alleyways, and sidewalks must be cleared of any debris, signs, cones, or barricades immediately upon completion of the event.  Failure to perform an adequate clean up or damage to City property will be billed to the permittee at full cost.

The City of Long Beach may require evidence of insurance if deemed necessary for your event.

Permittee / Organization shall hold the City of Long Beach harmless from any liability caused by the conduct of the event.  The City of Long Beach shall not be liable for any damage or injuries associated with the event.  Full responsibility for activities at the event shall be assumed by the permittee or organization. 

DATE OF BLOCK PARTY / STREET CLOSURE:
Block Party Applications will be issued for one (1) day only.
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TIME OF BLOCK PARTY / STREET CLOSURE:
Regular Block Party Permits will only be issued for between the hours of 7:00AM to 10:00PM on the day of the event, which includes set-up and tear down.
Holiday and Holiday Weekend Block Party Permits will only be issued for 7:00AM to 7:00PM on the day of the event, which includes set-up and tear down. No Block Party Permits will be issued for December 31.
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LOCATION OF STREET CLOSURE:
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RESIDENT / BUSINESS SIGNATURE SURVEY:
All Block Party / Street Closure applicants must use the attached Resident / Business Signature Survey Form. Applications received with any other forms will not be accepted. The survey shall be delivered to all affected residents / business owners within the proposed street closure area. Signature Survey Forms must be returned to the Special Events office and counted before a permit can be issued.
A minimum of 66% approval is required within the proposed closure area to obtain a permit.
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BARRICADE RENTAL AND PLACEMENT:
BARRICADES MUST BE RENTED THROUGH A CITY OF LONG BEACH AUTHORIZED VENDOR. Proof of barricade rental is required prior to release of the permit.
PERMITTEE HAS SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROPER PLACEMENT OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES as outlined in the Location of Street Closure section of their permit. The street shall be posted, coned, or barricaded by the permittee / organization in a manner that clearly warns all vehicular traffic of the street closure, while allowing ready access to emergency vehicles and residences. The City Traffic Engineer and the Chief of Police, or his/her designee, shall approve the manner in which this is done.
BARRICADES MAY NOT BE PLACED MID-BLOCK.
The street closure will be for through traffic only. Streets shall remain open to residents at all times.

View the list to the left or download a copy.

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FEES – Made Payable to: City of Long Beach

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Please send check or money order payable to "City of Long Beach" to:

Special Events and Filming
Attn: Block Party
211 E Ocean Blvd., Suite 410
Long Beach, CA 90802-4850

Note: Permit will not be processed until payment is received

If deemed necessary, a Special Events and Filming staff member may be assigned to monitor your event at an additional cost.
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