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A list of permits sortable by City department is available below--click to learn how to apply and obtain a permit.

Block Party Permit

  • Departments:Police, Public Works
  • Divisions:Permits
  • Phone:(310) 318-0360

Please visit the Police Department Permits and Services page for an application and fee information. 

Hermosa Beach Municipal Code 12.30.070 - Requests for permits for use of public rights-of-way for block parties may be made by Hermosa Beach residents to the Chief of Police. All permit requests shall be subject to approval by the department director or designee. Requests for permits should be submitted at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the event, along with the required list of adjacent properties showing the required 2/3 majority approval of the event. Contact the Public Works Department to secure street barriers.

To apply, print out and complete the application form (also available at the Police Station) and mail or deliver to:

  • Chief of Police
    Hermosa Beach Police Department
    540 Pier Avenue
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Please review the conditions and requirements for each permit. For questions, please contact the Police Records/Business office at (310) 318-0360.

After police department approval has been approved, permit fees may be paid at the Finance Cashier's Office, Room 101 in City Hall (1315 Valley Drive), Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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