Outdoor Dining/Sidewalk Café Application

Due to the pandemic, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has issued an Executive Order allowing restaurants to provide outdoor dining for patrons. Once New York State authorizes outdoor dining operations for Dutchess County, restaurants will be able to use sidewalks, parking areas or other suitable areas for outdoor dining.

Restaurants will be able to use sidewalks as long as they separate dining areas from passersby and leave four feet of sidewalk open. Establishments also can use their own parking lots if they have one.

Applicants must submit an outdoor floor plan diagram. (Drawings on top of your Parcel Access Map are acceptable.) Approval of any submitted outside dining permits must conform to New York State’s physical distancing guidelines, and will only be authorized when the State authorizes outside dining for Dutchess County.

New York State Interim Guidance for Outdoor and Takeout/Delivery Food Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PDF)

New York State Liquor Authority Guidance on Outdoor Expansion of Licensed Premises in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (link)

Click Below to Access the Application:
Temporary Outdoor Dining/Sidewalk Café Application

Email Zoning Administrator

Telephone number
845-229-5111, option 2