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Block Party and Street Closure Permit Application

Before applying for a block party and street closure permit, please review the application and Special Event Hold Harmless Agreement here. You may submit an application below or print one out and email it to City Clerk Carrie Erickson at You may also return the completed application to Adel City Hall.

  • Please Note: Adel City Council approval is required for street closures. The council meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Submission of the application materials should be at least 30 days prior to the event, though more time may be needed to consider council approval. Please contact Adel City Hall with questions.
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  • Please attach a map of the specific area to be used and the street(s) to be blocked off. Except in very limited circumstances, the City will require that a street closing be from cross intersection to cross intersection.
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    • No alcohol may be kept or consumed on the street. It must be on private property.
    • If yes, a sound permit application is required along with applicable fees.
    • 90% of the residents in the area, including any listing agent with a home for sale, must be in favor of and / or approve the request.
    • Please upload the list of names and addresses of residents who will be affected by the event along with their approval or disapproval status.
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      • Your $100 deposit will be refunded if the block party area is fully cleaned up after the party and the barricades are returned in satisfactory condition.
      • By submitting this form, I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the City of Adel Special Event Hold Harmless Agreement. I hereby certify the above statements are true and correct, to the best of my knowledge, and that false statement(s) may be grounds for denial of the application. It is understood the activities at all times during the event shall comply with all applicable federal, state, county, and City laws and regulations. It is further understood that the individual, organization, association, and / or block party organizer will be responsible for any and all damages arising as a result of this event. In accordance with the executed Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement, the applicant hereby waives any and all claims which the applicant may have as a result of this event against the City of Adel, Iowa, its officers, agents, employees, or board members. I have been advised of policies and procedures for the conduct of a block party in the City of Adel and I, or the organization I represent, have met or will meet all requirements established by the City. Further, I understand that if all requirements are not met, the Block Party and Street Closure Permit may be canceled by the City at any time including at the start of or during the event. If this event is sponsored by an organization, I hereby certify I have the legal authority to represent the applicant and / or the participants, and I have read the requirements for issuance of the permit and the Hold Harmless Agreement, understand their provisions, and freely and voluntarily sign (submit) this application.
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