Outdoor Dining & Retail
The information listed below applies to businesses permitted to reopen per California’s four-stage reopening plan. To review information pertinent to Anaheim businesses, please click here.
To obtain information from the Orange County Health Care Agency, including guidance for restaurants, bars and breweries, you can visit their website at www.OCFoodInfo.com.
For additional information on the easing of city rules to operate outdoors, display signs, and sell alcohol to-go, please read our Coronavirus Business Relief Fact Sheet.
Order No. 6 of the City Manager provides temporary relief from the City’s Special Event Permit requirements and Outdoor Dining standards to allow restaurants and other businesses to temporarily create or expand outdoor dining operations, as well as conduct other business operations outdoors in order to provide for the safe re-opening of businesses in compliance with public health directives. This order will remain in full force and effect until September 15, 2020 or until expressly repealed or superseded by an ordinance of the City Council or by further Order of the City Manager.
Restaurants, retail stores, offices, and personal-service type businesses permitted to reopen are allowed to conduct dining and retail services in outdoor areas on private property. No permit is required if there is no sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the outdoor area. Restaurants, bars (with sit down, dine-in meals), and breweries (with sit down, dine-in meals) who wish to provide for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in outdoor areas must apply for a permit.
The table below provides an overview of Order No. 6 of the City Manager. For any questions regarding outdoor operations, business owners are encouraged to contact Planning Staff at Planning@anaheim.net.
|No Permit Required||Permit Required|
|Approval of a Special Event Permit is required prior to commencement of the following outdoor activities:|
|No Permit Application Required|
Before commencing outdoor activity, you must review Order No. 6 of the City Manager, which includes the operating conditions listed below.
The application and supplemental information must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee associated with this application.
Visualizing Outdoor Dining
The County of Orange is providing O.C. businesses with free access to floor plan software to be able to quickly create layouts that meet new and changing social distancing requirements. Register here for a free webinar that will provide you with an overview of how to use the software and a link to create your free 2D or 3D social distancing floor plan.