Open In Ferndale: Expanded Outdoor Seating and Sales Applications Open

June 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19, City Council approved temporary resolutions of support on June 22, 2020 to allow businesses to expand outdoor seating and sales areas in public and private areas. This includes installing an outdoor seating area in a City parking space, sidewalk, or alley, as well as expanding an existing outdoor seating area on private property. Applications are available now at this link.

In addition to the new outdoor seating and sales application process, businesses can also take advantage of expanding their existing sidewalk cafes, add walk-up windows, and license their mobile and sidewalk vending operations. Apply at the links below:

  • Sidewalk Cafe Application (link)
  • Walk-Up Window Application (link)
  • Mobile and Sidewalk Vending Application (link)


The City of Ferndale