COVID-19 Outdoor Seating/Use Plan

The City of Palm Beach Gardens recognizes the challenges and impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for its businesses. To streamline requests for expansion of outdoor seating areas as part of the Phase 1 re-opening process, the City offers the following:

Any modifications to an approved or existing outdoor seating/use plan, including the outdoor display of merchandise, will be subject to an expedited review by the Planning and Zoning Department.

If you are a local business and wish to expand/modify your outdoor seating/use area, you should email your request to Bahareh Wolfs at YOUR REQUEST MUST INCLUDE A DEPICTION (DRAWING) OF YOUR REQUESTED MODIFICATION. Outdoor music is allowed without amplification.  Amplified music is prohibited.

Planning and Zoning will review all such requests and respond to the business within two business days. Your business will receive one of the following three responses:

  •  Approved. 
  • Approved with Modifications. (Necessary modifications will be provided to the Requestor.)
  • On-Site Review Needed. (Planning and Zoning will request an on-site appointment.)

These services will be provided to our local businesses at no cost. All approvals will expire on June 30, 2021, unless otherwise extended by the City. Future extensions will be considered if public health concerns continue.

If you have any questions, please contact Bahareh Wolfs, Development Compliance Manager, at, or 561-799-4243.