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DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Address
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, MD 20646

Phone
301-645-0692

Email
PGMadmin@charlescountymd.gov

Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Temporary Outside Service Area Permit

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The Board of County Commissioners adopted the Governor's May 27th Executive Order with additional guidelines authorizing the temporary suspension of permitting requirements for certain creation and/or expansion of outdoor seating associated with commercial food service establishments as required by the Code of Charles County, Maryland, Chapter 224 Building Construction, Chapter 297 Zoning Regulations, and in accordance with COMAR 10.15.03 Regulations governing Food Service Facilities. Below you will find more information and guidance regarding operating Temporary Outdoor Food Service Areas.

If your establishment is within the Town of La Plata  please complete the Town of La Plata's Temporary Outdoor Seating Application and follow their application submission directions. If your establishment is within the  Town of Indian Head please contact them directly to learn more about their specific requirements and application process.

The proposed expansion and/or creation of outdoor seating shall not:
  • Create non-compliance with Federal, State, and local requirements pertaining to the American Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Allow new construction or electrical work without an applicable building permit
  • Obstruct vehicular traffic or be permitted within a County or State right of way which includes all public roadways.
For more information call 301-645-0634 or email BilbraC@CharlesCountyMD.Gov

 

Eligibility and Mandatory Requirements
Space Requirements
Guidance and Recommendations for Reopening Restaurants
Liquor License Requirements
Permit Application Submission Requirements
Permit Review and Inspection Process
Temporary Outdoor Service Area Fees
Permit Expiration and Termination
FAQ's

 

Temporary Outside Service Area Permit Application 

To submit your an application for a Temporary Outside Service Area Permit, please complete the application below. 

If your establishment is within the Town of La Plata  complete the Town of La Plata's Temporary Outdoor Seating Application and follow their application submission directions. If your establishment is within the  Town of Indian Head please contact them directly to learn more about their specific requirements and application process.


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