Block Party Guidelines

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Hosting a Neighborhood Block Party?

The City of Mesa supports the efforts of residents to organize Block Parties for their communities. They are intended for residents only and not the general public.

If your event is open to the general public, involves major street closures/restrictions, and is being advertised, you will need to contact the City of Mesa Licensing Department (480-644-2316) and apply for a Special Event License

Download the Block Party Guidelines Packet.

This packet offers block party guidelines, FAQs, application and neighborhood petition. Note: The applicant is required to obtain 70% approval from residents on the closed street to be considered.

If you have any questions or would like to request the packet via e-mail, contact the Transportation Department at (480) 644-2160 or

Completed applications, including the Neighborhood Petition, shall be submitted r via e-mail at, or in person by visiting the Transportation Department at 300 E. 6th Street, Mesa. Please allow a minimum of four City working days (Monday-Thursday) for review.

Upon approval, a copy of a Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Permit will be issued to the applicant. The Transportation Department will arrange for the delivery and pickup of the barricades to close your street. Barricades and “Street Closed” signs will generally be delivered the day of or before to the address of the applicant and picked up within three days after the Block Party. The applicant is responsible for setting up the barricades before and remove them from the roadway after the Block Party.