Qualifying businesses can register to offer outdoor dining on the sidewalk or in the curbside parking lane. This is a temporary registration to support businesses during the yellow phase of the COVID-19 reopening plan. This registration is valid until December 31, 2020.
You can apply for a:
- Temporary Sidewalk Cafe: This registration allows for the daily use of the sidewalk area in front of a business for restaurant seating.
- Temporary Streetery: This registration allows the conversion of curbside parking into outdoor dining or take-away food and beverage service. This may also include a platform. Platforms must be approved by the Department of Streets and be constructed following the department’s specifications.
- Temporary Sidewalk Cafe Extension: This registration allows for the daily use of sidewalk area or conversion of curbside parking adjacent to a business for restaurant seating. The owner of the adjacent property must grant permission.
Review the Outdoor Dining Guidelines (PDF) for complete requirements and guidance.