Temporary Outdoor Patios for Restaurants

The Town of Erie is creating a temporary program to allow restaurants to operate in outdoor patios adjacent to their businesses. The intent of the program is to allow for greater physical distancing and safety for patrons aligned with the state’s public health orders allowing restaurants to resume sit-down service. The Town reserves the right to end this program at any time if necessary for the public health, safety or welfare.

Eligible businesses can use the form below to submit an outdoor expansion proposal for the town to review. Considerations for every proposal will include safety, mobility and local and emergency access.

  1. Eligible Businesses
  2. Eligible Outdoor Areas
  3. Conditions and Restrictions
  4. Guidance for Reopening
  5. Colorado Permit Application

Consistent with state guidelines released on May 25, restaurants may open for in-person dining at 50 percent capacity of the indoor posted occupancy code limit, but they cannot exceed 50 people, whichever is less.

Submit Your Proposal

Town staff will begin reviewing proposals immediately. If approved to open, patio areas can remain in place through October 31, 2020, subject to local and state health guidelines.

Please review the Conditions and Restrictions above before submitting your proposal. For inquiries please call 303-926-2767 or email economicdevelopment@erieco.gov.

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