Do you want to expand your restaurant dining outdoors into a public area adjacent to your business?
The Public Works Department regularly issues annual, renewable permits for outdoor dining in the public right of way - such as sidewalks. Many outdoor dining areas have been approved in the downtown area along Culver Blvd, Washington Blvd, Main St and in other areas throughout the city.
- Permits are issued on a case-by-case basis
Annual outdoor dining permits are issued on a case-by-case basis after consideration of the intended use, competing interests, and safety concerns, allowing the City to balance user needs and ensure reasonable safety of patrons, employees, pedestrians, drivers, and bikers.
Permit fees and requirements vary depending on the specifics of the property, with more stringent standards applied to longer-term installations. Permits can be issued for temporary activities or more permanent installations. Installation expenses are paid by the individual businesses.
Apply for an Outdoor Dining Permit