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L.A. Al Fresco application portals are now open

L.A. Al Fresco launched in May 2020 as a temporary program to promote the economic vitality of our City’s restaurants during the COVID-19 emergency. The program created a new, streamlined process for restaurants to obtain approvals for outdoor dining on private property, sidewalks, and in the streets adjacent to their establishments. It also temporarily relaxed regulations that would otherwise govern outdoor dining, including zoning regulations, fees, and permitting procedures.

In response to the success of the temporary program, the City is now offering permits for businesses that would like to offer Al Fresco dining permanently.

Illustration of street showing examples of parking lane dining, expanded outdoor dining, and curbside dining.

Apply for a permanent Al Fresco permit

All businesses, including those with Al Fresco Temporary Authorization, must apply to offer outdoor dining. As review and inspection process may take time before a permit is granted, early application submission is highly advised to ensure continuity of operations. Click here for more information on how to apply. 

Temporary Authorization will no longer be valid after July 31, 2024. Scroll through the interactive storymap below for more information on the L.A. Al Fresco program in CD1.