2016 Sidewalk Cafe Permitting Available

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The 2016 Sidewalk Cafe program & permits are now available. Contact the WPB Chamber to receive one-on-one assistance & for permit problem solving.

The 2016 Sidewalk Cafe Season Starts March 1! Make sure you get your application in early to avoid any complications or delays. Many of you apply for a Sidewalk Cafe Permit year in & year out: Download the Sidewalk Cafe Information & Application Packet.
If you are new to the City of Chicago permitting process, please review the Sidewalk Cafe Rules & Regulation Document. As a reminder, please do not modify or remove any of the public way landscaping or streetscaping. This includes bricking in tree pits or planters, trimming trees, & removing protective or decorative fencing. If you need trees trimmed, the WPB SSA #33 contracts a professional tree care provider. Please call 773-384-2672 & ask for Jessica Wobbekind, SSA Program Manager to discuss tree trimming or other streetscape changes.
Please feel free to contact the WPB Chamber of Commerce with any questions or concerns you may have about the permitting process. We are quite knowledgeable about the requirements, & can also connect you to the correct people downtown (without the hassle of being put on hold), or connect you with your local aldermen.
Call 773-384-2672 or email info@wickerparkbucktown.com.
The City of Chicago has released all 2016 Public Way Permits as well. Please find them on the BACP Public Way Use Permits Page.