Many East Grand Rapids neighborhoods have block parties throughout the year. The department will send fire trucks and/or police cruisers to visit parties unless an emergency arises. You must register your block party to request a public safety vehicle or barricades.
NOTE: Block party permits will not be issued during the COVID-19 Stay At Home Directives and prohibitions on group gatherings of 25 or more.
To register, complete a block party request form and drop it off to the Public Safety Department Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The application must be submitted no later than two (2) business days in advance of the desired date. Forms are also available at the Public Safety Department, 770 Lakeside Drive SE.