Sidewalk Cafe Encroachment Permit Application

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The Sidewalk Café is an outdoor dining area on a public sidewalk where patrons may consume food and/or beverages provided by an abutting food service establishment. Such establishments may either provide table service in the outdoor dining area or sell take-out items to be consumed in the outdoor dining area. The Sidewalk Café Encroachment Permit establishes standards and procedures to ensure that the space used for outdoor dining in the public sidewalk shall serve a public purpose, to ease the process of obtaining permission to operate an outdoor dining facility, and to ensure adequate space for pedestrians on the sidewalk adjacent to sidewalk cafes. Outdoor dining on a public sidewalk shall be subject to the requirements provided in Newport Beach Municipal Code Section 20.48.090 (Eating and Drinking Establishments), or any successor statue. A Sidewalk Café Encroachment Permit may be processed concurrently with any permit required by the Zoning Code. For more information regarding Sidewalk Cafes including the procedure for applying, please see City Council Policy L-21, Sidewalk Café Standards and Procedures

Applications and Resources

Encroachment Permit for Sidewalk Cafe Application

Encroachment Application

Sample Sidewalk Cafe Encroachment Agreement


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