Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

Policies and Procedures

The City of La Habra has developed the following policies and procedures for temporary outdoor dining in order to facilitate the re-opening of restaurants during required social distancing protocols. 

THE CITY WILL TEMPORARILY ALLOW FOR FLEXIBILITY IN OUTDOOR DINING, INCLUDING:Outdoor seating area

  • Waive permit and processing fees
  • Increase the current code limit of 250 square feet
  • Use of parking spaces, parking lots and landscape areas
  • Possible use of public street and right-of-way on a limited basis

CRITERIA/RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Obtain property owner permission
  • Consider creating shared dining areas for multiple restaurants in a common area where practical
  • Ensure that the proposed dining areas can be made safe for dining by using barriers and signage
  • Maintain a 3 foot wide accessible path of travel at all times
  • Follow all health orders and guidance for restaurants provided by the Governor’s Office and Orange County
  • Comply with the applicable Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations for alcohol service

For more information, contact David Lopez at (562) 383-4100 or dlopez@lahabraca.gov

HOW TO OBTAIN APPROVAL

NOTE

After approval, the temporary dining area will be subject to a City inspection to confirm that the safety, circulation, signage, and ADA accessibility requirements have been met.