Temporary Outdoor Business - Special Event Permit

The temporary outdoor business permit is for the allowance of temporary business only, in accordance with state orders and in the interest of allowing businesses some relief due to circumstances caused by the COVID-19 virus. The City will notify all permit applicants one week in advance of the cessation of outdoor dining activities.

What Is the Application Process?

The process starts with in Community Services Department. Community Services Department Staff Member will act as your liaison to the Special Events Committee, assist you in obtaining the documents needed, and provide you with guidance and direction regarding the permit process.

Application can be obtained here and submitted via email or by appointment Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call Razili Ramirez at (909) 370-6152 or email raziliramirez@coltonca.gov  to arrange an appointment.

Once application is received, the application is then forwarded to the Special Event Committee for review and recommendations. The committee includes representatives from the following departments: Community Services, Development Services, Electric, Fire, Police and Public Works.

Applicants should not assume all aspects of the application will be approved, as they may be asked to make some changes based on safety reasons and building code compliance. Therefore, applicants are encouraged not to make any arrangements or publicize until approval has been given by the city.

For additional information, please email Razili Ramirez or call 909-370-6152.