Applicants of the city of Clearwater can request a permit to hold a block party in their neighborhood through the city’s Block Party Permit application process. This process ensures an efficient customer service experience, insulates the city from any claims arising from the event, and provides for the proper flow of communication from the neighborhoods coordinator to the various city departments with oversight over road closures for block parties and other special events. The neighborhood coordinator must receive applications no less than 21 calendar days prior to the event, but not more than one year. The 21 day period for review does not begin until the completed application, including all required attachments, has been submitted.
Applicant must provide a legible site plan or map with each application. Site plans must include details regarding the location of all operational equipment (tents, barricades, port-o-lets, inflatable amusements such as bounce houses, cooking areas, etc.) and other information needed to describe the event. If a road closure is requested, routes for emergency vehicles, private vehicles and pedestrian traffic must be shown on your site plan. If alcohol is to be served, the site plan must show locations where alcohol will be served.