Temporary Outdoor Seating Expansion General Information, Rules and Guidelines
Process for restaurants and bars to temporarily expand or introduce outdoor seating while taking prudent precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19. The program is extended through June 30th, 2022.
Publication Date: 02/02/2022
Document Type: Printed Forms and Templates
Sponsor: Office of Special Events,Board of Public Service
The City of St. Louis has worked to create a streamlined process that will allow restaurants and bars to temporarily expand or introduce outdoor seating while taking prudent precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19 among both staff and guests while increasing customer table seating capacity within the restaurant operating protocols.
We are encouraging establishment owners to explore three types of seating expansions.
1.The Use of Private Property
2.The Use of Adjacent Sidewalks
3: The Use of City Streets (please call to discuss before applying 314-589-6640)
There are no fees for the Temporary Outdoor Seating Expansion through June 30th, 2022. Fees may apply to street usage if meters are blocked.
Steps To Apply
*If you are expanding onto a PUBLIC SIDEWALK, please complete the Sidewalk Cafe Application and contact the Board of Public Service (314-622-4627) to start the process
*If you are expanding onto PRIVATE PROPERTY, please complete the temporary outdoor seating application in order to begin your review process.
*If you wish to expand onto a PUBLIC STREET, please contact the Office of Special Events (314-589-6640) before applying to check for feasibility. Fees may apply for blocked meters.
- Temporary Outdoor Seating Application and Guidelines (162.17 KB)
- Sidewalk Cafe application & conditions (121.36 KB)
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