2020-21 Temporary Outdoor Dining Installation
Outdoor Dining Installation
Do you want to expand your dining outdoors onto the sidewalk, the street, or other public area adjacent to your business?
The Public Works Department regularly issues permits for outdoor dining on public property and in the public right of way. Outdoor dining permits are issued on a case-by-case basis. Permit fees and requirements vary and installation expenses are paid for by the individual business.
Apply or Learn More about Outdoor Dining Permits
Do you want to build a permanent space for outdoor dining in a curbside parking space or street shoulder?
Parklets are a special type of permanent installation established in the street without involving lane closure. Approval of design and construction of permanent parklets can take a few months. Fees apply and implementation is funded by individual businesses.
Apply or learn more about Parklets
Do you want to expand your dining outdoors into an adjacent parking lot or other private property?
Annual permits for business activities on private property are issued by the Community Development Department.
Submit Temporary Use Permit with site plan. Other requirements may apply.
Do you want to host a special event outdoors?
All events open to the public require a permit from Culver City's Committee on Permits and Licenses.
Applications must be made in person at the Finance Department at City Hall.
Download a Special Permit Application
Business License Division
On June 1, 2020, the Culver City Council issued the 16th Supplement to the Public Order in response to the Covid emergency establishing a no-fee, Temporary Public Right-of-Way Permit with the goal of assist local businesses, allowing outdoor dining establishments to expand business activities into adjacent sidewalks and public street areas.
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