Block party authorizations

Customer Advisory (COVID-19)

Starting June 1, 2020, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation is once again authorizing block parties. Per state requirements related to COVID-19, block parties are limited to groups of no more than 25 people, with physical distancing. Participants are expected to follow all local and state laws and guidelines, including those related to COVID-19.

Block party authorizations

Public Permitting and Services PortalWashington County Operations and Maintenance Division processes permits for events such as walk/bike races, parades, film and video and block parties.

 

Visit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for applications for these events and more.

First-time users will need to first complete the one-time account registration process. Watch the How to Register video.

Once an account is created, users can: 


Washington County authorizes block parties on cul-de-sacs and dead-end streets. Other neighborhood streets may be approved on a case-by-case basis. The block party must be supported by the residents of each dwelling fronting the street to be closed.

Please allow four weeks processing time for block party authorizations.

Application submittal requirements   

  1. Completed Block Party Authorization Application via the Public Permitting and Services Portal (Online application preferred. However, the PDF can be completed and uploaded as an attachment to the online application).
  2. Completed Block Party Street Closure Petition form (signed by a representative of each dwelling fronting the street to be closed).
  3. Map showing the street to be closed and houses facing it.


Other requirements

  1. Block party hours are limited to daylight.
  2. Comply with all county and city ordinances.
  3. Close off the street with materials that adequately mark the closed-to-vehicles area. Vehicles may NOT be used to close off the street.
  4. Emergency vehicle access must be maintained at all times.
  5. The day of the block party, notify Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue of the block party by calling non-emergency dispatch: 503-629-0111.
  6. After the block party is over, the area must be cleaned up promptly.