Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

The Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit is intended to help restaurants accommodate more customers while maintaining social distancing during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The permit allows restaurants to use up to 40% of their off-street parking spaces for temporary dining and to provide either a food vendor or mobile kitchen associated with the subject restaurant. The intent is not to have a rotating number of food vendors.

On-site vehicle travel lanes may be utilized for outdoor dining, though fire lanes must be preserved and outdoor dining areas cannot impede traffic flow, or prohibit vehicles from reasonably backing out of parking spaces. ADA spaces cannot be used for dining areas. Please note that as an emergency ordinance, an approved Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit may be revoked at the discretion of City Council. No fee will be collected for the permit application.

Tables and chairs should be places a minimum of 6-feet apart in outdoor dining areas. Please use the diagram below as a guide.

Outdoor Dining Design Guidelines


For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Caleb Gasparek at cgasparek@nbtexas.org