Borough of Columbia,  Lancaster County PA

308 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717.684.2467

Get a Sidewalk Cafe License

Sidewalk Cafe Application

Service overview

  • You need a Sidewalk Café License to place seating on the public sidewalk outside a bar or restaurant.
  • A sidewalk cafe must be located in an authorized area of the Borough
  • Any business owner or their agents that own or operate a food or beverage business can apply for this license.
  • A copy of an accepted site plan
  • All café equipment must fit within café encroachment boundaries
  • A certificate of Insurance
  • A Sidewalk Café release form (Hold Harmless Agreement)
  • Proof of other regulatory body approvals that may be necessary, such as a PA liquor Control Board service area approval.
  • Cafe must be located adjacent to the business that is applying for the permit
  • Comply with all plans submitted to and approved by the Borough
  • Serve alcoholic beverages in conformance with the PLCB requirements and Borough ordinances.
CLICK HERE for the Sidewalk Café application