Outdoor Business Use Permits

If you are opening your business in the core downtown area, see below list for needed materials according to type of permit. Permit applications are available in the Zoning department on the 1st floor of City Hall. For any questions, call 910-433-1062.

Here is the link to the permit application: Outdoor Business Permit

Here is the link for Historic Resources: Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)

**You will need two copies of each – one for Historic Resources and your Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) and one for Zoning and your actual permit.**

1) Outdoor Dining

  • Proposed location downtown (attach site map or sketch)
  • Show length of building or suite frontage that abuts the sidewalk
  • Show distance from building to back of curb
  • Show 5′ pedetrian passageway
  • Show number of tables and chairs and placement of same
  • Show trash receptacles (if placed within area)
  • Show photo or representation of tables/chairs/canopies/accessories (such as umbrellas and planters)
  • Provide approval from Historic Properties Manager, if in Historic District
  • Provide Certificate of Insurance for $500,000 minimum (must add City of Fayetteville as additional insured)
  • Zoning permit required

2) Pushcart – food/drink

  • Proposed location downtown (attach site map or sketch)
  • Provide photo of cart
  • Provide dimensions of cart
  • Show 5′ pedestrian passageway
  • Provide details of items sold
  • Provide Health Department Certificate
  • Provide name of restaurant cart operates in conjunction with along with letter from restaurant owner
  • Provide Certificate of Insurance for $500,000 minimum (must add City of Fayetteville as additional insured)
  • Privilege license and zoning permit required

3) Pushcart – non-food type

  • Proposed location downtown (attach site map or sketch)
  • Provide photo of cart
  • Provide dimensions of cart
  • Show 5′ pedestrian passageway
  • Provide details of items sold
  • Provide Certificate of Insurance for $500,000 minimum (must add City of Fayetteville as additional insured)
  • Privilege license and zoning permit required

4) Outdoor Merchandise Area (provide copy of privilege license)

  • Proposed location downtown (attach site map or sketch)
  • Show length of building or suite frontage that abuts the sidewalk
  • Show distance from building to back of curb
  • Show 5′ pedetrian passageway
  • Show placement of merchandise
  • Show photo or representation of display devices
  • Provide approval from Historic Properties Manager, if in Historic District
  • Provide Certificate of Insurance for $500,000 minimum (must add City of Fayetteville as additional insured)
  • Zoning permit required

5) Performance of Sidewalk Entertainment

  • Proposed location downtown (attach site map or sketch)
  • Provide detailed information on the type of entertainment and number of people
  • Provide times of entertainment
  • Zoning permit required
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