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Chicago is committed to ensuring that bars and restaurants can operate outdoors safely and successfully during the fall and winter months. Please see below for up-to-date guidance for safe outdoor service.
All outdoor service areas must operate under an Outdoor Patio License, a Sidewalk Café Permit or an Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit:
Temporary outdoor structures, including tents, are allowed on private property or the public way under the following regulations:
Heating Devices are allowed but must meet the following operational regulations:
Follow these additional safety considerations to ensure responsible operations.