Outdoor Dining

The City Council wishes to encourage business activity consistent with the Safe Start requirements and to make restaurants and taverns safer to operate by leveraging available private and public space to be used as additional outdoor areas for dining activity while maintaining social distancing requirements. The outdoor dining allows all restaurants to use a portion of their parking lots for outdoor dining. They believe that allowing food and beverage establishments to expand their business footprint onto privately-owned parking facilities where they may not be permitted by city code otherwise will support the Governor's Safe Start plan, encourage compliance with social distancing requirements, and promote business operation and economic recovery while maintaining the focus on core public safety principles. 

And even better, there are no fees required for this permit!  Please see the application packet below. When you are ready to submit your completed application and required documents, you can email them to landuse@monroewa.gov.

Temporary Use of Private Property/Parking Areas for Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining