CITY OF BREMERTON
NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY
Department of Public Works and Utilities
100 Oyster Bay Avenue N, Bremerton, WA 98312 (360) 473-5920
Neighborhood block parties provide opportunities to connect with neighbors, celebrate, work on common
projects, and strengthen community relationships. These events are held and attended by people living in the
neighborhood surrounding the street to be closed, they are not intended to be open to the general public.
A Neighborhood Block Party Street Closure Application is required for neighborhood events that temporarily
close a street. To apply for a street closure follow these guidelines.
APPLICATION AND FEE
A complete application must be received no less than ten (10) business days prior to the event or it will not be
processed and requires the following:
1. Applicant must live on the street to be closed and serve as event contact.
2. Block party may be held between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., for a period of time not to exceed six (6)
hours unless otherwise approved; and
3. You cannot apply for more than one (1) block party per any ninety (90) day period.
4. A complete application includes the application; map of street closure; a non-refundable twenty-five
dollar ($25.00) application fee; and the name, address, and telephone number of the Applicant.
5. The complete application shall be mailed or personally delivered to the City’s Department of Public
Works and Utilities at 100 Oyster Bay Avenue N, Bremerton, WA 98312.
PROCESSING OF APPLICATION
The application shall be processed and administered by the City’s Department of Public Works and Utilities and
can be contacted at (360) 473-5920.
NOTIFICATION TO NEIGHBORS
Applicant is responsible for contacting neighbors to share details of the block party and temporary street closure.
Access must be provided for neighbors not attending the party.
When temporarily closing a street for block party activities, an adult monitor should be assigned to each street
closure to let local traffic in/out, provide emergency access, and answer questions. Applicant may not close:
1. Arterial streets,
2. Intersections, and
3. Streets with a bus stop.
The Fire Department requires:
1. A sixteen-foot (16’) emergency access fire lane, that can be immediately cleared for access in the event of
an emergency, be maintained at all times; and
2. Hydrants and fire protection connections remain clear at all times.
Applicant is responsible for obtaining and positioning barricades/street closure signs. See attached Exhibit A as
an example of the required map showing how to block off your street.
1. “Street Closed” barricades can be rented from a local traffic control company; or
2. Barricades are available at the City for use and may be picked up at the City’s Department of Public
Works and Utilities by calling (360) 473-5920. Barricades are to be returned to the City the following
business day or a $25.00 charge per barricade will be billed to applicant.
3. At the conclusion of the event, Applicant agrees to return the street to its original condition and remove
the barricades/street closure signs.