City of Delaware business owners wanting an outdoor dining/seating area, decorative items, or merchandise on the public sidewalk in front of their business are required by City Code to have a Revocable Sidewalk Use Permit. To apply:

  • Login or create an account at this link.
  • Have ready your current liability insurance certificate. Scan and upload as a PDF when prompted.
  • Click AGREE to the permit conditions when they pop up.
  • Then click SUBMIT. Your Sidewalk Use Permit Application is sent to the City of Delaware Planning & Community Development Department for review.
  • Your approved permit will be emailed directly to you.
  • An invoice for the $25 processing fee will be emailed to you if you are a new business owner requesting a permit for the first time, or if you have changes from last year’s permit.
  • Helpful Links

New or renewal applications must be submitted ON-LINE. For any questions regarding your Sidewalk Use Permit or the new on-line application process, please phone 740-203-1600.


Planning and Community Development Department1 S. Sandusky StreetEmail740-203-1600
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