Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

On July 1, 2020, all restaurants were ordered to temporarily cease indoor dining operations due to an increase in new daily reported COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and the testing positivity rate. In order to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19 on the City of Rosemead's restaurant business community, an Emergency Service Order (No. 20-01) was signed, which allows restaurants to apply for a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application during COVID -19 Local Emergency.

The City of Rosemead is encouraging restaurants to apply for a no-fee Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit During COVID-19 Local Emergency to provide additional opportunity for restaurant establishments located in the City to expand their services outdoor within an approved area and in accordance with Governor’s Reopening Plan and Los Angeles County Public Health Officer’s Order.

To obtain a copy of the no-fee application, please click here. For more information or questions relating to the permit, please contact Planning & Economic Development Manager Lily Valenzuela at 626-569-2142 or [email protected].

The City would like to emphasize that the no-fee Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit During COVID-19 Local Emergency is a simple process and City Staff is available to assist restaurants if needed. Below is a list of items applicants are required to submit:

  • Application Form
  • Site Plan (The Site plan can be a simple, hand-drawn diagram. Staff will assist in the site plan process if the applicant is having difficulties producing one)
  • Applicant and Property Owner Affidavit
  • Hold Harmless Agreement for Outdoor Dining Permit
  • COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization from the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (If the existing restaurant would like to serve alcohol in the outdoor dining area)

For examples of outdoor areas that have been permitted by the City, please refer to the pictures below:

Thien An Bo 7 Mon - 8837 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

Example 1

Pho Pasteur - 8821 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

 Example 2

Mien Nghia Restaurant - 7755 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

Example 3

Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que - 1870 Montebello Town Center Drive, Rosemead, CA 91770

Example 4