Regulations applying to both Private and Public Space:
1. All indoor and outdoor seating counts toward occupant load.
2. The City of Miami waives all application fees.
3. Business will be responsible for maintaining safe operation at all times.
4. Must comply with requirements for Social Distancing.
o Maintain 6 feet separation between seats
o 6 feet between tables and pathways
5. Must close immediately if any employee or contractor tests positive for COVID-19.
6. Must keep a record of reservations for contact tracing purposes.
7. Must comply with Miami Fire Rescue fire department access rules.
8. Must meet minimum life safety requirements. Including:
o Keep all means of egress clear
o Keep fire lanes and fire staging areas clear
o Keep access to all hydrants and connection points clear
9. Must meet minimum Americans with Disabilities Act, (ADA) requirements, including:
o Minimum clearances and 3’ wide accessible routes
o Ramps and slopes
10. Must create safe separation between vehicular traffic and pedestrians and diners.
11. Maintain access to public utilities, building, transit stops, and transient entrances
12. Restaurants and food establishments licensed to sell and allow on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages within expanded dining.
o This program does not change the status of Restaurants not currently permitted to sell alcohol.
13. May erect tents and other shade structures
o All tents must abide by requirements listed below under “General Requirements for use of Tents or Shade Structures”
o Tents of 120sqft or smaller may be erected.
Individual 120sqft tents must be separated by 6’ or more
o Tents larger than 120sqft must comply with I.F.I.A. tent handbook requirements and will require a building permit.
14. Businesses are responsible for activating spaces with chairs, tables, umbrellas, and barriers as needed.
15. Business are responsible for daily upkeep, litter cleanup, and maintenance associated with operations.
16. The permit shall be specifically limited to the subject area shown on the approved site plan.
17. Business are responsible for removal and restoring space to previous conditions for the following reasons:
a. The cessation of use
b. The end of the program
c. Violations of permit conditions listed here or other legal requirements
d. The cafe poses a dangerous condition or threat to life or property such as:
i. Materials encroach into travel or bike lanes
ii. Materials limit required site-lines or visibility
iii. Structures become unsafe
e. Request by City due to a declaration of State of Emergency such as a hurricane
f. Business create modifications unapproved by the City
18. The Permittee must agree in writing to authorize the City to remove and restore space at the Permittee's sole cost in the event that any of the above conditions occur.
19. Dangerous or threatening conditions must be fixed immediately.
20. If non-threatening violations occur, the applicant will be notified and will be given a maximum of five (5) working days to remedy the conditions.
21. Permits will be terminated if violations are not fixed in 5 working days.
22. If a permit is terminated, sites must be returned to previous condition at the sole cost of the Permittee within three (3) calendar days.
23. When the encroachment causes a dangerous condition or threat of danger to life or property, the permit will be terminated without the five (5) day notice and removed immediately at Permittee's cost.
24. The City, at its sole discretion, may restore sites to their previous condition upon a finding that it is in the public interest for the City to fund or partially fund its removal.
25. Permits under the Program are separate from and shall not otherwise alter or amend the terms of any existing sidewalk café permits issued pursuant to Chapter 54-222, Article VI, of the City Code (the “Sidewalk Café Ordinance").
26. Typical requirements of the Sidewalk Café Ordinance are temporarily suspended.
27. Additional regulations may be found at: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/initiatives/coronavirus/business/openings-restaurants.page