Neighborhood Block Party Application

- Meet Your Neighbors -

A Block Party License will be issued on approval of this form.


Block Parties are designed to meet your neighbors, build community spirit and cohesiveness. The Neighborhood Support Division is happy to assist you in this endeavor. The program is not intended for private parties, political affiliations, commercial or religious organizations. For more ideas on improving your neighborhood Block Party, contact your Neighborhood Liaison at 303-739-7280.

Please note that, for public safety and access purposes, block party applications will typically only be approved with streets that are closed AT intersections and not in the middle of a street block. Barricades must be placed on each end of the street closure. Any deviation from the preceding must be approved by Public Works Traffic Engineering and Life Safety.

To apply by phone, please contact:
Neighborhood Liaison
Neighborhood Support Division


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Applicant Name and Organization: (Two applicants are required from different addresses and must be a resident of the block and/or the neighborhood hosting the event.)
First Name
Last Name
House Number / Street               Enter House Number:
Neighborhood Organization / Subdivision
Other HOA:
Home Phone ( ) -
Work Phone (optional) ( ) -
Cell Phone (optional) ( ) -
Email Address (optional)

Co-Applicant Name and Address: (Must be a resident of block and/or neighborhood hosting the event.)

First Name
Last Name
House Number / Street               Enter House Number:
Neighborhood Organization / Subdivision
Other HOA:
Home Phone ( ) -
Work Phone (optional) ( ) -
Cell Phone (optional) ( ) -
Email Address (optional)
Date of Event:        
Time of Event: :     To   :  
Location of Event: Enter the address which will be the center of the block party. This address will be displayed in a map below, where you can draw the boundries of your block party.
House Number / Street
Enter House Number:  
  Required: Please generate map after entering address

Map Instructions

Enter the address which will be at the center of your block party and select Generate Map. A map of your neighborhood will be displayed. Next, draw the boundaries of your party on the map by selecting the boundary tool. Clicking on the map will add an anchor point to your boundary, double-clicking sets the final anchor point. If you intend to close streets with barricades, please draw them on the map by selecting the barricade tool. Simply click on the map where you wish to place a barricade.

Map Toolbar

 Add Barricade 

 Add Boundary 

Describe Activities:

Music, loudspeakers, band?

Note: The Aurora Municipal Code maximum allowable decibels (dBA) between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. is 55 dBA,
and between 9:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. it is 45 dBA and shall not become a nuisance to the neighbors.

Tents or Awnings?

Awnings over 200 sq. ft require a permit and approval from the Fire Code Official.

Estimated number of people attending:
Check all means of your plan is to notify the affected property owners?      

If other means of notification, please specify:

Criteria For Approval:
Applicant is responsible to remove all trash and debris and restore right-of-way to original state.
Are you requesting a street closure?

If Yes: Barricade use is mandatory and must be arranged by the applicant. Residents must be allowed vehicle access to their homes and emergency access must be allowed on barricaded streets.

How many sets of barricades do you wish to reserve?
Barricades are available on a first-come basis; please contact the Neighborhood Liaison to reserve.
Utilize the Yellow Pages for other rental resources.
A $75 damage deposit must be left with Neighborhood Support at the time of application. Checks should be made payable to “City of Aurora” and either mailed to Neighborhood Support, City of Aurora, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012, or left with Neighborhood Support prior to barricade release. The damage deposit will be returned by mail after the block party as long as City property has not been damaged. The applicant is responsible for removing all trash and debris and restoring the right-of-way to its original state.
Barricades must be returned within 2 working days following the party or the deposit may be retained.
All barricading must conform to the most recent edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Will you be using City Park land?

If Yes: Contact Parks and Open Space for Parks Maintenance Schedule at 303-739-7213. Click here to reserve a park structure.

As the coordinator of this event, you must agree to the following conditions. Please place a check in the box below, after reading the following to acknowledge your agreement to comply:
Alcohol sale not allowed / consumption discouraged.

Daylight hours only: (1/2 hour after sunset or 9 P.M., whichever occurs first).

Noise ordinance conformity (required on public and private property). A ticket might be issued if there are two or more nuisance complaints.

Notification of affected property owners by applicant. (Flyers, word-of-mouth, newsletters, signs, etc.)

Fire retardant tents and canopies, if used.

Many types of fireworks are not allowed anywhere in the city of Aurora. A free fireworks display is held at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 East Alameda Parkway on the 4th of July.


By typing your initials in the space below, you are confirming that you have read and understand this document.
Initials of applicant:

Your application will be reviewed by appropriate City of Aurora staff. Please call Neighborhood Support at 303-739-7280 to arrange for barricade pick up and return. Any registered complaints with the Aurora Police Department regarding block party activity will be assessed by Neighborhood Services personnel and the Aurora Police. Such assessment may result in either denial of future permits or the requirement to submit written approval indicating 51% of block residents are in support of the block party.

Meet your neighbors and have a fun and safe time!