Patio Expansion/Outdoor Dining Permitting Process

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ALL permit applicants are directed to submit their application through the ACA portal under “Flammable Operational Permits”.  Any applications submitted through “Special Events” will not be processed and will be Withdrawn.

Follow the steps below to obtain your annual patio expansion permit. Applications must include site map identifying the specifics below:

Step 1.Provide site plan and details.

  • Description of Work: Clearly identify as Patio Expansion/Temp Heating/Tent/LPG.
  • Site plan/layout showing location of tent, heaters, LPG.
  • Exact number and size of tents/canopy with documented total square feet. Example: 20x60 Total sq. ft. 1,200
  • The number of temporary heaters to be used along with the MAKE and MODEL of heaters.
  • Fuel source (i.e.: LPG, natural gas). For propane, a MAX of one (1) 420 lb. cylinder or four (4) 100 lb. cylinders will be permitted.
  • Mushroom heaters are prohibited for use under any tent. Minimum 5 ft. rule applied for canopies.

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Step 2.Obtain site plan inspection.

Inspector will contact the business for a site plan inspection.
Final approval will be verified through the site inspection.

Step 3.Receive final approval and permit. 

All patio expansion permits will be issued for 12 months. Upon expiration, a new patio expansion permit application must be submitted.