Outdoor café and restaurant seating (tables and chairs) helps to enliven the sidewalk environment and encourage economic development in our neighborhood commercial districts. Individual businesses can apply for a permit from DPW to place outdoor seating adjacent to their establishment.
You must obtain a permit from DPW to place outdoor café and restaurant seating (e.g. Café Tables and Chairs).
See Permit Process
Official Codes & Documents
- Better Streets Plan (street design guidelines)
If you obtain a café tables and chairs permit, you will be responsible for maintenance of those features. Specific requirements will be described in your permit.
For a more detailed description of maintenance responsibilities, see Maintenance