The Outdoor Dining Pilot Program (pilot program) has been designed in response to the success of temporary outdoor dining expansions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new, five-year pilot program (Sept. 1, 2022 through Oct. 31, 2027) was designed based on feedback and lessons learned over two years and provides current, year-round outdoor dining rules for restaurants, brewpubs, taverns, breweries, distilleries, and wineries (collectively referred to in the pilot program as “eligible businesses”).
Applications will only be accepted during a one-month application window for each year of the pilot, Feb. 1 through Mar. 1. Applications are for three-year permits with an annual lease fee, and applicable license and permitting application fees apply (details in "Additional Information - Program Options and Fees" section).