Block Party

Block Party Permit

A completed block party application must be submitted to the Village Municipal Center, 555 Reinking Rd., at least 14 days prior to the requested event date in order to be considered for a permit. Application must include a refundable deposit check in the amount of $380 for four street barricades ($95/ea), made payable to the Village of Pingree Grove. The check will be returned/destroyed upon return of all barricades. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Block Party Rules & Regulations

  • Residents of the Village of Pingree Grove are encouraged to get to know their neighbors through periodic cooperative functions known as block parties. A block party allows neighbors to use their private properties and Village Streets for a festive neighborhood function.
  • Closing off of streets for block parties will be permitted only on local residential streets and not on main thoroughfares.
  • The Village of Pingree Grove reserves the right to deny approval to close a street for a block party if there are concerns regarding public safety and/or conflict with other community events and activities.
  • A designated sponsor and/or co-sponsor, over the age of 18, are to act as a liaison with the Village Police Department should any problems arise during the block party.
  • The name, address, and telephone/cell phone number of the sponsor and/or co-sponsor, must be supplied to the Pingree Grove Police Department. The phone number given must be manned at all times.
  • A refundable deposit is required at the time of application for barricades to block the street(s). A minimum of 4 barricades are required for most block parties, with a deposit of $95/each.  The barricades will be dropped off and picked up from the sponsor address indicated on the application. The deposit will be returned or destroyed upon return of barricades in same condition as received.
  • The sponsor and/or co-sponsor are responsible for placing barricades at area indicated on approved permit, and removing them following the event.
  • Vehicular traffice is not allowed once barricades are in place, with the exception of emergency vehicles or residents living on the affected segment of the road.
  • The sponsor and/or co-sponsor are responsible for the barricades should they become lost, stolen, or broken and  if necessary, the amount will be deducted from the barricade deposit.
  • No fire hydrants may be obstructed by block party activities.
  • No structures, including barbecue grills, tents, picnic tables, etc. are allowed in the public right-of-way (streets, sidewalk, and parkway).
  • The roadway itself must be clear for emergency vehicles.
  • Block parties are subject to all Village laws and ordinances regarding the same (see Village Code 8-4 regarding Block Parties).
  • All music and excessive noise must be terminated by 10:00 p.m.
  • Sponsor and/or co-sponsor are responsible for clean up after the block party and removal of all debris.
  • The street must be cleared and re-opened to the public by 10:00 p.m.
  • No alcoholic beverages are to be served to persons under the age of 21.
  • No alcoholic beverages can be sold at any block party or gathering.
  • The sponsor(s) is responsible for any costs incurred by the Village for establishing detours, assigning police officers, for traffic direction, clean or repair of public right of way used or damaged by block party gathering. The sponsor and/or co-sponsor shall be required to sign a statement as to such responsibility as part of the permit application.
  • No block party shall be permitted to create or cause a breach of the peace.
  • All block party participants shall comply with any and all state or other regulations regarding events of this nature.