Neighborhood Block Party

Block Party Clipart

Neighborhood Block Parties are issued to residents in the City of Waukesha who would like to barricade the residential street they live on for a social gathering among the residents of a neighborhood. Neighborhood Block Parties are not intended for business entities.  

  • The Block Party applicant must reside in the same residential area of the proposed block party and is responsible for the event, including the pick-up and return of barricades, as well as clean-up of the street following the event.
  • Your complete application must be submitted to the Clerk's Office at least 14 days prior to the date of the proposed event or a late fee of $25 will be charged per City ordinance.
  • No more than two linear blocks of street in a residential district may be closed and parties are limited to no more than 200 participants.
  • A clear, 15-foot path must be maintained at all times as the street must still be accessible for emergency vehicles.  Please be aware of this when placing items (tables, chairs, etc.) in the street.
  • Neighborhood Block Parties may not take place Monday through Thursday, except for holidays; or between the hours of 10:30 pm and 9:00 am.
  • Waukesha Municipal Code 6.185 regulates Neighborhood Block Parties.  
  • Waukesha Municipal Code 11.27 prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages in City parking lots, on public streets & sidewalks.  The alderperson may permit the consumption/possession of fermented malt beverages, wine or intoxicating liquors at residential block parties within his/her aldermanic district.  

Application Process

  1. Download the fillable Neighborhood Block Party application (PDF)
  2. A map must be submitted with your application depicting the proposed street closing.  Not more than two linear blocks of street may be closed.  Click here to be directed to Google Maps.
  3. Waukesha Municipal Code 11.27 prohibits consumption of alcoholic beverages in City parking lots, on public streets and sidewalks.  Your alderperson may permit the consumption/possession of fermented malt beverages, wine or intoxicating liquors. There is an area on the application for your alderperson to sign. To find your alderperson, please click here and click 'search by address' on the top.  If you do not wish to have alcohol at your block party, then alderperson approval is not needed.
  4. You must submit your completed application to the Clerk Treasurer's office at City Hall. Regular office hours are Monday - Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. There is no fee unless your application is submitted less than 14 days prior to your proposed event, in which case the late fee is $25. Fees can be paid by cash, check, debit or credit card.
  5. Once your complete application is received, the Clerk Treasurer's Office will begin processing your application. Your application is routed to several City departments for their recommendation. Once the application is processed, you will receive communication from the Clerk Treasurer's Office.
  6. Your permit will indicate the date that you must pick-up barricades from the City Garage located at 300 Sentry Drive. We ask that you contact the City Garage at (262) 524-3615 in advance to assure the availability of barricades. Please do not contact them until you have received your permit.  Applicant is responsible for setting-up and returning barricades to the City Garage.

Questions

Please contact the Clerk Treasurer Office at (262) 524-3550 for questions.
Regular office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  
You may also email us at ClerkTreas@ci.waukesha-wi.gov