Block event permits

The City of Minneapolis requires permits for block events held in the street.

We explain permit types and help you decide which type of permit you need.

Covid-19 notice

Applications are being accepted and reviewed against the current Executive Order(s). Please visit to understand the State requirements related to COVID. 


Business district and residential block event permit applications are available online. There are no online applications available for the Neighborhood Night Out event and non-profit organization events.

Apply for a residential block event permit

Types of block event permits

Business district block event permits
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Residential block event permits
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National Night Out applicants
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Non-profit organization events
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people at block event

Commercial block events

Commercial block events require a license and security plans.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Public Works


City Hall
350 S. 5th St., Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Office hours

Our office is closed to the public at this time.

Business Licenses & Consumer Services

Community Planning & Economic Development






Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Minneapolis 311


Office hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday