On Tuesday, June 2, the Glendale City Council authorized the establishment of the Al Fresco Glendale Program. The program will allow local dine-in restaurants to apply to extend to outdoor dining on both public and private properties. It provides businesses with a low-cost alternative to re-establish their customer base to pre-COVID levels by offering outdoor dining alternatives.

 The program will facilitate temporary outdoor restaurant activity on:


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Private Property Including Private Parking Lots
Required Documentation:

  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

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Public Right-of-Way Including Sidewalks and Pre-Designated City Street Parklets (to be installed mid-June).
Required Documentation:

  • Sidewalk Dining Permit Application
  • Sidewalk Dining Permit Application Addendum

The Glendale City Council has agreed to waive the fees for both the Sidewalk Dining and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Permits until capacity levels return to 100 percent, or until August 31, 2020. Once your application is approved, your Al Fresco Glendale permit will be in effect until December 31, 2020. This period may be renewed upon approval of a request to the Planning Division, and in accordance with all applicable State and local health orders.

Applicant must submit a completed application and all required materials as described in the program requirements, including required permits.

For questions regarding this application and the submittal requirements, please contact the Economic Development Division – Business Concierge at (818) 548-2005 or by email at: