Apply for a Dog-Friendly Dining Permit

Do you want to allow dogs in the outdoor areas of your restaurant?

Orlando restaurant owners who want to allow customers' dogs on their property must apply for a dog-friendly dining permit.


Step 1.Gather your materials

You will need to provide:

  • A diagram and description of the designated outdoor area that includes:
  •     Dimensions.
  •     Layout of tables, chairs and restaurant equipment.
  •     Entryways and exits.
  •     Fences and other barriers.
  •     Surrounding property lines, streets and sidewalks.
  • The days and hours that dogs will be permitted in the designated area.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • The business tax receipt number of the public food service establishment. If you do not have a business tax receipt, you will have to apply for one first.

Step 2.Fill out an application

You will need to complete the application and upload the required documents.

Complete the Application

Step 3.We'll review your application

When you have submitted your application, our team will email you a confirmation. After processing, you will receive a billing summary with payment instructions within five business days.\

Step 4.Pay your application fee

A non-refundable fee of $275, established by the City Council, is applicable. This fee is for administrative processing and does not guarantee permit approval.

Step 5.Abide by conditions of the permit

After you receive your permit, you must post signs notifying customers that the outdoor area of the restaurant is a dog-friendly service area. The signs must also list the sanitary rules that customers and service personnel must follow. For complete regulations, see city code Sec. 58.899.