Block Parties

The City of Portage encourages community and promotes block parties as a way for neighbors to get to know each other. The block party application process is quick and easy. Simply complete the application below and click “submit.” Your application will be received and reviewed by city staff. Neighborhood block parties are limited to being held on residential streets. Please allow staff up to five business days to review and process the application. Additional information about block parties can be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 329-4511.



Barricades are available upon request and may be picked up from the Department of Public Services located at 7719 South Westnedge Avenue. Barricades must be placed so that emergency equipment such as Police, Fire and Ambulance can enter the area if needed. Barricades should be placed at the beginning and end of the location of the block party to discourage traffic from driving through the area.


Noise Ordinance

Every block party must abide by the City of Portage Code of Ordinances Noise Ordinance. Please take time to review the noise ordinance before planning your block party by following the link above.


Alcoholic Beverages

Be aware that if alcoholic beverages are served, it must be done in compliance with Local and State Ordinances.


Block Party Application

Please complete and submit the following application.  Please allow up to five (5) business days for review and response.