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Road to Recovery: Duarte Outdoor Dining and Curbside Pick-Up Policy

Guidance for Duarte Restaurants Seeking to Offer Outdoor Dining or Curbside Pick-Up Services

To support local businesses on their road to recovery, the City of Duarte announced guidelines for offering temporary outdoor dining and curbside pick-up services while following County health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City also commits to waiving Temporary Use Permit (TUP) fees so long as the County’s dining limitations are in place. If you’re a local business owner, here’s what you need to know to secure your TUPs to offer these expanded services:

Outdoor Dining

With the proper approvals and by following County guidance for outdoor dining, restaurants can offer more dine-in seats to customers by expanding their outdoor seating.

To apply, submit a site plan along with the following:

  1. Property owner approval

  2. Location of  building/tenant space on the property

  3. Address of the restaurant, hours of operation, contact information

  4. Number of tables, chairs, and distances from each seating area

  5. Location of outdoor dining area

  6. Location of 4’ wide (minimum) ADA path of travel through the outdoor dining area

  7. Locations of ramps adjacent to outdoor dining area

Curbside Pick-Up

Curbside service allows restaurants to use private parking spaces for customer pick-up and preferred parking for mobile pick-up.

To apply, confirm the following and submit a TUP application as well as a site plan that clearly shows parking spaces and suggested temporary signs for identifying the spaces.

  1. The number and location of spaces that balance safe and convenient access for customers and the needs of adjacent businesses

  2. Your access to a private parking lot that serves your restaurant (public right of way, fire lanes or other restrictive areas are not permitted)

Complete submissions will be funnelled through the City’s rapid approval process. For more information or assistance, call the Planning Division at (626) 357-7931 or email Associate Planner Ivan Galeazzi at

The City continues lifting local businesses up during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a business owner, please check out the following programs and resources to help your business on its journey.

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