The temporary outdoor customer service area permit is to assist Shoreview businesses. The intent is to allow businesses a greater area to conduct business outside.
The city may comment about social distancing and require changes to meet the current guidelines at the time of review. It is up to each business to comply and stay up to date with state orders and social distance guidelines.
Submit these items with your application:
- Site plan that shows:
- Outdoor area
- Show the number of parking spaces the area will occupy
- Property lines
- Existing buildings
- Parking lot with parking spaces and sidewalks outlined
- Fence or how the area will be secured if alcohol is being served
- Outdoor area
- Certificate of liquor liability insurance if alcohol is being served
- Tent permit if installing a tent greater than 400 square feet or canopy greater than 700 square feet
- At least two sides must remain open
This area is a place on your property where you can conduct some of your business. It may include outdoor dining or retail.
Due to potential safety and nuisance concerns, some activities may not be allowed. Also, an activity one business is allowed to do may not be allowed at your property due to unique circumstances. Staff will review each application on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, it expires October 31, 2020.
The city may set an earlier expiration date for any reason. This includes if the governor removes the stay at home order and allows businesses to resume in full capacity. The city may also revoke or amend previously approved permits for any reason, including conflicts with public safety and nuisance concerns.
The city is currently waiving all fees associated with this permit.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has a Frequently Asked Questions that answers some of the most common questions. Click here to be taken to the site.
For Shoreview specific questions, please contact the following:
Temporary outdoor service area permit
Kathleen Castle, city planner
651-490-4682 l Email Kathleen