The City of Naperville relaxed outdoor seating regulations in an attempt to help Naperville bars and restaurants reopen for outdoor dining as allowed beginning in Phase 3 of the Governor's Restore Illinois plan. Through an executive order signed on May 28, 2020, the City amended its Municipal Code to allow for outdoor seating without a permit and published detailed guidelines for bars and restaurants that want to expand or temporarily add outdoor seating areas. These expanded outdoor seating provisions have been extended through Oct. 1, 2021.
As outlined in the documents below, the Temporary Outdoor Seating Permit Application is required if a temporary outdoor seating area will include liquor service or use public property. The form is also required to install or modify any existing outdoor seating area.
The Tent Permit Application is required for any business seeking to install a tent larger than 700 square feet, fully or partially enclose a tent, install heating units in a tent or to place seating in the public right of way.