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On May 26, 2020, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an urgency ordinance (Ordinance No. 6020-B) to temporarily reduce regulations pertaining to implementation of outdoor dining areas located within unincorporated Placer County to assist with economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. On October 6, 2020, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a one-year extension of the urgency ordinance which will remain in effect through October 8, 2021.

During the period of this urgency ordinance, established restaurants and mobile food vendors may be permitted to temporarily establish outdoor eating areas by zoning clearance using this application.

Please fill out the information within the editable .PDF including all supplemental information requested. Submit your completed application and all supplemental application materials by email to Note that those restaurants proposing to establish outdoor tents may be subject to approval by the serving fire agency or the Building Services Division. The Building Services Division will process any required permits free of charge as will the North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD). For those locations outside the NTFPD service area boundary, the serving fire agency may require an inspection fee.

Within 5 business days you will receive a written response to approve your proposal or request additional information, if required. If you have questions you may send them to the email address above or call Supervising Planner, Alex Fisch, at (530)745-3081.

In addition to the provisions described above, the urgency ordinance has temporarily reduced or suspended other requirements of County Code pertaining to signage and outdoor retail display areas to facilitate economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The complete text of the urgency ordinance provisions are included with this application beginning on page 4.

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Sidewalk Vendors, Mobile Vendors, and Food Trucks

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to extend an urgency ordinance that temporarily relaxes allowances for outdoor retail sales and outdoor dining areas in response to the COVID-19 crisis until October 8, 2021.

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