traffic parking and transportation department

Block Party Permit Application


Block Party Street Closing Permits are issued by the Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department for neighborhood gatherings.  To obtain a permit, complete the application and submit on-line (renewal application) or in person .  If this is a first time application, an  Abuttor's Approval Form must accompany this form and submitted by mail or in person.

After submitting your application on-line you must call 617-349-4721 or 617-349-4714 and give your credit card information.  Your application will not be processed before the payment information is received.  Payment will be accepted by credit or debit card only.

Modification of date, time or location to permits will not be accepted after signs have been posted unless due to extreme weather conditions.   In the event that an applicant requests a posting modification after signs are posted, there will be no refund and applicant's must re-apply and pay for a new permit.

City of Cambridge
Traffic Parking & Transportation Department
Street Occupancy Permit Division
344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

Permit Hours and Fees:  

  • Permit Hours:     Monday                          8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
                                   Tuesday - Thursday     8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
                                    Friday                             8:30 AM - Noon
  • Permit Fee:           Per party                        $ 25.00 
  • The Permit Division closes at noon (12:00pm) on Fridays.  Any applications submitted after 11:30am on Fridays will not be processed until the following Monday.

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795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager