Where can an outdoor dining area be located?
Outdoor dining areas are permitted on the same lot as the eating establishment. If a sidewalk is used for outdoor dining, it shall be immediately adjacent to and abutting the eating establishment with the exception of those establishments on corners that do not have parallel parking spaces. Egress from the building must be maintained free of obstruction per the Michigan Building Code and the National Fire Prevention Code.

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1. Where can an outdoor dining area be located?
2. How much of the sidewalk can be used for a dining area?
3. What if there is not a 5-foot right of way?
4. Are there any permits and fees required for the outdoor dining area?
5. Is insurance required?
6. Can an outdoor dining area serve alcohol?
7. What type of furniture can be used in the dining area?
8. Can food be prepared outdoors within the dining area?
9. When will outdoor dining be allowed?
10. Where can questions or concerns be addressed?