Henrico to Assist with Establishing Temporary Outdoor Dining Areas

  • Download the Temporary Outdoor Dining Application Form HERE
  • Download the Temporary Outdoor Dining FAQs HERE
  • Download the Temporary Outdoor Dining Procedure for Approval HERE

The Henrico Department of Planning, in collaboration with the EDA and the Henrico Health District, is ready to assist restaurants in establishing temporary outdoor dining areas with a tent or other structure as allowed under the Phase 1 guidelines.

Depending on their plans, restaurants may need to secure county approvals for a site layout and a building permit, as well as receive other approvals from the Health District and the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board. For more information, businesses may contact Planning at planning@henrico.us or (804) 501-4602 and the Department of Building Construction and Inspections at (804) 501-4360.

In addition, the EDA will cover permit fees associated with the temporary structures required for outdoor dining and other outdoor retail during the COVID-19 state of emergency.