DDOT shall manage the permitting process for neighborhood block parties, as it is responsible for reviewing and approving public space permit requests within the District of Columbia. (DDOT Establishment Act, § 50-921.04).
Residents who wish to obtain a permit for a block party must submit their applications through DDOT's Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS).
If an application requires the temporary closure of a street, residents must submit a Block Party Petition. DDOT shall review such petitions subject to the following criteria:
Block Party Petition.pdf