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How to apply for a Block Party Permit

Block Party Permits are issued by the County for the temporary closing of residential streets for events and non-commercial purposes.

Commercial events, such as races, are also permitted under this process; however they will have to comply with additional requirements from the County as well as State regulations. Commercial events will also need to submit maintenance traffic plans to the Traffic Engineering Division for review and approval.

 

  • How to Apply

    Applications must be submitted three weeks prior of the event date. A fee of $240 is also required for review. This fee does not guarantee approval of the permit. Commercial events might require additional fees based on the need for maintenance traffic plans.

    Applications and payments are accepted in person at the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works Permit Section.

    Only checks or money orders payable to Miami-Dade County are accepted.

  • Eligibility

    • A permit is not valid without the written approval (i.e. signatures on the permit) of the Police and Fire Departments.
       
    • Block Party road closings are not permitted between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
       
    • The street(s) must be completely barricaded with adequate flashers. A barricade rental contract or receipt is required by Miami-Dade Police Department.
       
    • The permit must be submitted to the Chief of the Fire Department and the Captain of the Miami-Dade Police Department listed on the permit. Please note that the Police Department requires at least 5 working days advance notice.
       
    • If the noise level or attendees’ conduct becomes objectionable to the area residents, the Miami-Dade Police Department may terminate the event, at their sole discretion.
       
    • Permittee shall bear all responsibility for any damages in the public right-of-way and clean up the right-of-way following the event.
       
    • The sale of merchandise or service is expressly forbidden in the public right-of-way.

Phone Number(s)

Locations and Hours

  • Stephen P. Clark Center

    111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128
    14th Floor
    305-375-2030
Transportation & Public Works
Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director

Overtown Transit Village North
701 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33136
786-469-5675786-469-5675

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