During the COVID pandemic, Palm Beach Gardens was one of the first City’s to enact an emergency order that allowed our restaurants to expand their outdoor seating accommodations. This provision will end on September 30, 2021.
Based on the positive response this provision received from restaurants and from the public, the City has updated and modernized the Outdoor Seating regulations and created a new, expedited Outdoor Seating approval process. Achieving a balance between public safety and the desire for more outdoor seating options, the new Outdoor Seating Ordinance was approved by City Council on September 22, 2021. The new permit is faster and more convenient for restaurant owners than it was pre-COVID with expedited review time and a lower, one-time cost.