Use Permits and Temporary Events
Temporary Outdoor Seating for food and drink establishments
Per Governor Carney’s May 19 announcement, all Delaware food and drink establishments may apply to their local municipal or county jurisdiction to expand their outdoor seating capacity. Plans for adding temporary outdoor seating capacity must consider local traffic patterns and noise ordinances, and boundaries must be clearly defined to prevent beverages from being carried offsite. Applicants that hold a liquor license must also have their plans reviewed by the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control prior to receiving approval. All facilities, regardless of offering table-service or take-out, must continue to follow guidance as established in Delaware’s Recovery plan.
The Department of Land Use is currently accepting applications from restaurants that want to add temporary outdoor seating as part of their business recovery efforts. Applications will be processed as promptly as possible. Note: Temporary Outdoor Seating Use Permits cannot be processed through ePlans (please see submission details in the application below). For general questions, please email email@example.com or call (302) 395-5400.
Going Out of Business Sales
A Going Out of Business Sale Permit (PDF) is required if merchandise is being liquidated at prices below normal.
Temporary Events & Sales
- Temporary special events are fairs, carnivals, and circuses involving tents, rides, food, and/or beverages.
- Temporary miscellaneous sales involve the sale of Easter flowers, Mothers Day flowers, Christmas trees, etc.
- Temporary outdoor sales involve the sale of store merchandise outside of a store.
Requirements & Information:
Manufactured/Modular Home / Construction Trailer
Manufactured Home Permit Requirements (PDF) - These requirements apply to modular/manufactured homes located in Manufactured Home Parks and for modular/manufactured homes on agricultural land.
Mobile Home Class C Letter (for pre-existing mobile homes) (PDF)