COVID-19 Business Transition and Re-Opening

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As businesses transition to re-opening in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, this web page has been prepared to provide information on Planning Department and state requirements. 

Restaurants & Bars

outdoor dining table with chairs and plated foodMay 22, 2020 - Restaurants are permitted to serve food and alcoholic beverages in extended outdoor locations. As of June 12, 2020, bars & wineries are also permitted to serve in extended areas.

A Land Use Permit (LUP) is required for temporary outdoor dining/service areas from the Planning Services Department. If alcoholic beverage service is provided, a Temporary Catering Authorization is also required from the CA Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). For additional information, see the following links:

The Land Use Permit for temporary outdoor dining is available by clicking or tapping here. Applicants must provide a drawing of the outdoor dining area layout (hand-drawn map is acceptable) and authorization from property owner where outdoor dining area is on private property. No fee shall be charged for this temporary LUP. Applications can be submitted via email to or by mail to the following address:

Department of Planning Services
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262



Signage - All Commercial Businesses

Temporary signage identifying "now open" or other text related to re-opening is permitted with the approval of a sign permit. The application is available by clicking or tapping here. Applicants shall submit the application, a photo or elevation showing the proposed location of the sign, and a sign graphic which depicts the dimensions, colors and appearance of the sign. These materials can be emailed to or mailed to the above address.


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