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Sidewalk Cafe License

This form is required to operate a sidewalk cafe.

Prior Approval:

  • Liability Insurance
  • Bond
  • Liquor License (if liquor is served)
  • Notarized property owner’s consent
  • Cafe Plot Plan with color photographs

Additional Information: See License

Cost: $160

Payment Information

RETURNED CHECKS: If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize The City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.

Instructions to complete a Cafe Plot Plan
A Guide to Starting Your Food-related Business

Streets Department: 215-686-5560
Health Department: 215-685-7495