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al fresco dining program

First Sacramento Parklet

Local restaurants may request to construct an expanded service area in specific parts of the public right-of-way through the the City of Sacramento Al Fresco Dining Program. A convenient online request form provides engineered layouts, customizable design options, and a streamlined permitting process. 


Al Fresco Application Start


HOW TO request an al fresco dining structure 

Al Fresco Dining Program Informational Brochure

To initiate a request to build an Al Fresco structure, click on the Al Fresco Request button to complete the Initial Interest Form. This is an interactive online site that will collect information about the business and guide the applicant through multiple design options, estimated construction costs, and potential technical considerations that may need to be reviewed for the proposed site. 

After completing the online Initial Interest Form, a representative will be in contact via email or phone to provide an online link to advance to the formal application process, including permits, and a comprehensive review of the proposed Al Fresco Dining structure and building site. 


required documentation TO COMPLETE THE application 

After the online Initial Interest Form is submitted, please collect the following documents in preparation for the completion of the formal application process:

  • Non-refundable application fee 
  • Copy of City of Sacramento Business Operations Tax Certificate (What is this?)
  • Alcohol Beverage Control license and map, if applicable (How to get an ABC permit)
  • Site Plan (What is this?)
  • Liability Insurance Policy
  • Completed Al Fresco Agreement