To keep our downtown pedestrian friendly and inviting, outdoor seating is an option for a business looking to add this feature. Here are the basic steps to acquire outdoor seating:
1. Anyone seeking outdoor seating must first apply for a cafe permit at the City Clerk’s office. This is $90.00, and a copy of you insurance must also be provided.
2. Sidewalk seating must be movable and meet ADA compliance, allowing 4 feet of space on the sidewalk for passing pedestrians.
3. There are no standards in code or ordinance that dictate style.
4. If you are interested in seeking funding assistance for outdoor seating, please look at our CIG grant program here.