Block Parties

A permit is required to hold block parties in Wellesley in order to notify Wellesley Police and Fire Departments of dates, times and neighborhood street closing locations. There is no fee required for block party permits.

A copy of the approved permit will be sent to Police and Fire departments. All applicants must contact the Wellesley Police Department to discuss safety details for the event such as:

  • Traffic flow
  • Parking
  • Barrier placement
  • Noise

Contact Lt. Marie Cleary at 781- 235-0062 during normal business hours.

Traffic safety cones and barriers, provided by the Wellesley Dept. of Public Works, may be requested when applying for a block party permit. Please follow-up three to five business days prior to the event to confirm that the requested items are available by contacting the DPW Park/Highway Division at 781-235-7600 ext. 3325.