City accepting outdoor seating applications for 2021 season

Sidewalk Café Permit Application's are now being accepted for the 2021 season and should be submitted to the Building Inspector's office.  This permit allows businesses to use city sidewalks and parking spaces.  Please find application here and Local Law 5 "Streets and Sidewalks" here

Please submit the completed application, drawing, and insurances to the Building Inspector's office as soon as possible.  Contact the Building Inspector's 

Please find new information adopted by the Common Council on March 18, 2021 below:

At the Regular meeting of the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh, New York held March 18, 2021, the following was approved:


RESOLUTION 7.36 - 03/18/21




WHEREAS, In previous years the use of “Parklets” and outdoor dining have created a positive quality of life for downtown residents, visitors, and businesses; and


WHEREAS, the continued use of Parklets will help expand restaurant capacity and encourage patronage in the time of COVID-19


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Common Council approves City of Plattsburgh restaurants and other food service establishments to use parking spaces in front of their establishment for outdoor dining seating, subject to appropriate licensing by NYS Liquor authority and the appropriate City permits issued by Building Inspector pursuant to Article VII of Chapter 295 of the City Code; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The Building Inspector or his/her designee is authorized to issue permits based on the date of submission, space availability, and conformance with the City Code; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, All permits must be received prior to barrier placement and in the event a permit application diagram exceeds the boundaries immediately in front of the applicant’s property, the minor extension can be approved by Building Inspector so long as adjacent property owners don’t object; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The maximum number of parking spaces that may be utilized for parklets is 21 and the Sidewalk Table Fee will be $20/table; and the Parking Space Use Fee will be $300/space; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, The fee for installing or removing concrete or other barriers at the beginning and end of the season are borne entirely by the application in the amount of $1,418.00 if performed by the City’s Department of Public Works. If the applicant chooses to hire a private service provider all barriers need to be installed in conformance with the City Code and cannot obstruct or conflict with traffic; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the approved parklet utilization dates are from April 1, 2021 – October 17, 2021.


Please contact the Building Inspectors