Block Party

Burr Ridge residents interested in having a block party must submit a Block Party Application to receive a permit from the Village. There are no permit fees associated with block parties. Block parties are usually permitted unless the street closing would create a traffic or fire hazard or otherwise interfere with public safety.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out and submit the Block Party Request Form along with the included Resident Signature Form at least three weeks before the date of the block party. Request forms are available online or at Village Hall.
  2. Turn in the form from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Village Hall, 7660 County Line Road. 

Note: The Village of Burr Ridge requires one adult signature from at least 75% of households affected by the blocked portion(s) of the street before it will approve a Block Party Application.


The application must be reviewed and approved by the Police Department, Public Works Department, and associated Fire Protection District. If approved, the Public Works Department will drop off barricades at the applicant’s home on the Friday before the block party. Public Works personnel will pick up the barricades at the same location on the first workday after the block party.

Note About the Permits

  • Block party permits will not be issued for personal parties that do not include the other residents living on the block.
  • No street can be completely blocked by any block party. Access must be available for anyone who needs to get to or from their property within the block.
  • If the contact person has not received the barricades by 2 p.m. the Friday before the block party, please call Public Works at 630-323-4733.
  • The contact person is responsible for removing all litter, refuse, and property from the public right-of-way as a result of the block party.
  • The Contact person for the Block Party will be responsible for any damage to or loss of barricades.
  • Items such as amusement rides, animal rides, tents, etc., are not allowed in the public right-of-way.
  • No food or beverages may be sold.
  • Fire hydrants must be accessible at all times.