A group of friends dining outdoors at a large table.

It’s time to Dine Out.

Los Angeles County currently offers Outdoor Dining for restaurants within unincorporated areas by permit. Los Angeles County Departments are currently developing a Permanent Outdoor Dining Program that will continue to benefit both businesses and patrons.

Restaurants in unincorporated Los Angeles County have opportunities to expand dining seating into the following areas:

  • Private Walkways
  • Private Parking Facilities
  • County’s Road Right-of-Way (Sidewalks, Metered or Unmetered Parking Spaces, and Alleys)

Community Meetings

In-Person Open House Events

Wednesday, March 20, 20243–4 p.m.Acton Agua Dulce Library
33792 Crown Valley Rd.
Acton, CA 93510
Tuesday, March 26, 202410–11 a.m.Altadena Library
600 E. Mariposa St.
Altadena CA 91001
Tuesday, April 2, 202410–11 a.m.Lennox Library
4359 Lennox Blvd.
Lennox, CA 90304
Thursday, April 11, 202410–11 a.m.Lloyd Taber-Marina Del Ray Library
4533 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Wednesday April 17, 202410–11 a.m.Calabasas Building & Safety Office
26600 Agoura Road, Suite 110
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tuesday, April 23, 20243–4 p.m.El Camino Real Library
4264 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tuesday, April 30, 20243–4 p.m.Huntington Park Library
6518 Miles Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255

Virtual Meetings

Monday, April 8, 20249–10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 20249–10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 20249–10 a.m.

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Private Property Applications

For all new applicants contact LA County Planning at info@planning.lacounty.gov or at (213) 974-6411.

How to Apply

Public Right-of-Way Applications

The County has approved a revised ordinance for Outdoor Dining in Public Right-of-Way. This will expand opportunities for restaurants to serve patrons on sidewalks, in parklets and intermittently in alleys. The ordinance below was approved by the Board of Supervisors on January 9, 2024 and will be effective February 8, 2024. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

For applicants wishing to apply for sidewalk dining permits, please contact Public Works at (626) 458-3129.

How to Apply

  • Submit an online application to Public Works through the County’s Electronic Permitting and Inspections portal, EPIC-LA.

If your restaurant is located in the City of Los Angeles, visit the city’s website and learn more about the L.A. Al Fresco Outdoor Dining Program at https://ladot.lacity.org/coronavirus/apply-al-fresco

Rendering of patrons eating at tables on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant.

Annual Outdoor Sidewalk Dining Permit

Public Right-of-Way Application

Owners are eligible for this permit if their restaurant is:

  • Located in an unincorporated County community (Check Location)
  • Adjacent to a sidewalk maintained by Public Works

Additional Resources

Rendering of people dining at tables under a canopy in the alley behind a restaurant.

Alley and Road Closures Permit

Public Right-of-Way Application

Restaurant owners and sponsors may apply for a permit from Public Works to temporarily close an alley or a street to vehicular traffic for outdoor dining space.

  • Is located in an unincorporated County community (Check location)
  • Adjacent to a sidewalk maintained by Public works

Additional Resources

Rendering of people dining at tables outdoors in a parklet, built within street parking spaces outside of a restaurant.

Parklet Permit

Public Right-of-Way Application

Restaurant owners can apply to Public Works for a permit to convert on-street parking spaces to an outdoor dining space (parklet). Owners are eligible for this permit if their restaurant is:

  • Located in an unincorporated County community (Check Location)
  • Utilizing on-street parking spaces that are adjacent to the restaurant.

Additional Resources

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