Santa Barbara's beautiful weather and thriving downtown area creates the perfect atmosphere for outdoor dining.
The Outdoor Dining Program allows restaurateurs the opportunity to enter into an agreement with the City to use a portion of the public right of way for outdoor dining purposes.
Since its inception, the Outdoor Dining Program has been a tremendous success with businesses, tourists and locals alike.
If you are wondering if your restaurant site is conducive to participating in the Outdoor Dining Program, you may request a pre-application site consultation with Mike Cloonan, Sr. Engineering Technician, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following is a submittal checklist for your use in applying for an Outdoor Dining License for your restaurant:
The above items shall be returned to the City of Santa Barbara, Public Works Permit Counter, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990.
If you have any questions regarding the Outdoor Dining Program, please contact Mike Cloonan, Sr. Engineering Technician at (805) 564-5388.
Municipal Code Chapter 9.95 governs the use of sidewalks and rights of way for dining purposes.