To help restaurants re-open operations while still adhering to the requirements of the Restore Illinois recovery plan, the Village of Hoffman Estates has established temporary regulations for outdoor dining areas on private property.
These temporary regulations will remain in place until restaurants can operate at full capacity per the Restore Illinois recovery plan, or until otherwise determined by the Village Board.
In order to provide outdoor dining, establishments must:
- Obtain prior Village approval
- Adhere to the minimum guidelines included in the Village's Temporary Outdoor Dining Guidelines
- Adhere to the Restaurants & Bars for Outdoor Dining Guidelines as prepared by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Restaurants or business owners should submit the Temporary Outdoor Seating Site Plan Authorization Form and all required submittal items as noted on the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open tents of 400 square feet or less are permitted. Tents greater than 400 square feet require a separate building permit and must follow the regulations as outlined in the Temporary Tent Handout. The building permit form and required information can be sent to email@example.com.