Terrasse's are custom-built, ADA accessible outdoor dining areas and placed in front of your business, with or without bistro sets.
City Sidewalk Dining Permitting
Outdoor sidewalk dining in front of your business requires an permit from The City of New Haven. The permit is $150 per year and must be renewed annually.
Have your own idea for an event in Downtown New Haven? Take a look at the permits list and descriptions below to identify the permits necessary.
Still unsure where to start? Town Green District is happy to provide you consulting for hosting your own event. Contact Francesca Vignola for more information.
Special Events Permit | City of New Haven, Public Works Department
Use for street closure requests
Must be coupled with Street Petition, 50% of businesses on the effected street must sign off on street closure date & details
Must obtain approval letter from alder associated with street closure district
Click here to find your alder
Special Events Permit | City of New Haven, Parks & Rec Department
Use for events in public parks & plazas
Temporary Food Service | City of New Haven, Health Department
For existing brick & mortar restaurants
Food is cooked within restaurant and brought to be served anywhere outside of the restaurant location
Can be waived if business holds an annual catering license
Temporary Liquor Service | State of Connecticut
For serving and selling liquor outside of a licensed brick & mortar establishment
Includes outdoor locations
Before submitting for consideration, the application requires signatures from (in this order):
Office of the Police Chief
(includes applicant background check of permit holder)