Pop-up Patio Program

Due to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Dayton is extending the Pop-Up Patio temporary permits through the end of March 2021. Permits issued in 2020 do not need to be renewed, they will simply be honored through March 2021

New City of Dayton guidelines for outdoor dining and customer service areas assist businesses in expanding seating capacity while meeting social distancing health and safety standards.

Pop-Up Patio, a pilot program, provides businesses with guidance on planning, installing and operating new patios and customer seating on private property or in public right-of-way areas, including sidewalks or curbside parking zones. 

Included are guidelines for:pop-up-patio-logo

  • Patio expansions
  • Parklets (platform cafes)
  • Pedlets (temporary walkways around expanded seating areas).

City of Dayton staff members assist businesses with the application and permitting process, as well as guidance on public safety, construction, building materials and aesthetic appeal.

In recognition of the needs of businesses, guidance is provided for both temporary and permanent (beyond December 31, 2020) installations.

Availability of the Pop-Up Patio Program guidelines follows discussion of a proposal by the City Commission. The program was developed by the City of Dayton Departments of Planning and Community Development, Public Works, and Economic Development, in cooperation with the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

Interested businesses may contact the City of Dayton at susan.vincent@daytonohio.gov or 937-333-3683.