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As we look find the best way to move forward, let's work together to be SAFE, HEALTHY

and offer great food to the community


We are well on our way to having restaurants doing outdoor dining. 23 have been approved of 35 who have applied. Planning & Zoning, the Fire Marshal and the Health Department have been working tirelessly to achieve this.  There are rules in place from the State, as well as from the Town.   ALL RESTAURANTS MUST APPLY TO THE TOWN AND RECEIVE APPROVAL BEFORE YOU CAN OPEN OUTSIDE, even if you have prior approval for outdoor dining, as per the Town Attorney. You must meet the State Rules. Only the Town can verify this. YOU MUST ALSO SELF CERTIFY.  

Our first 3 meetings of Restaurants and delis were well received and well attended. We are looking at doing another follow up soon, no meeting this week.


Again you must apply and be approved to open.


FAQ for opening outdoor dining

Application Form for approval of outdoor dining

Rules set by the State - These are rules that must be followed to allow any restaurant to open outside.

Executive Order Issued May 13 - What rules and regulations will guide municipalities

Self Certification and CT Business Recovery Center

Rules for Barriers on Private and Public Property

Bar Taco Outdoor dining Information  - graciously provided by Scott Lawton to aid all restaurants


SBA Webinar Series on ReOpeing Restaurants

Episode #1 -  Click to watch the youtube for the webiner

Episode #2 -  Thursday June 4 at 9am -  Click here to register



To start the approval process, fill out the form and email Mary Young, the Director of P&Z at and begin the conversation. The Fire Marshal will be assigned to come and inspect your site. Please have it all set up as if you would serve for him to verify all aspects required.

As we move forward we will look to find ways for restaurants to use space outside of that which may not be part of their traditional footprint.

More to come as well get this going.