Steps to Approval:
1. Complete permit application form with applicant and owners’ signatures;
2. Provide site plan or aerial photo on 8 ½” x 11” paper. Site plan needs to identify and dimension the restaurant, proposed outdoor
seating areas, table and chair locations, all proposed improvements as well as all clear pedestrian walkways and vehicle paths of
travel. Identify any loading areas and accessible parking stalls near the outdoor seating area for context;
3. Submit application to Freddy A. Carrillo, Associate Planner II at fcarrillo@moorparkca.gov
; and
4. Application will be reviewed within one business day.
Please Print or Type:
Restaurant Name: ________________________________________________________
Restaurant Address: ______________________________________________________
Restaurant Phone Number: ____________________ Email: ______________________
Where will the outdoor seating area be located? (Check box that applies)
Adjacent to the restaurant
Common area (near fountains, existing permanent seating area, etc.)
Existing parking lot (barricades or fencing may be required)
City right-of-way/public sidewalk*
*An encroachment permit is required for outdoor dining within the public right-of-way, see:
http://ca-moorpark.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/270/Encroachment-Permit-Application?bidId=
Yes
No
Does the restaurant have a license to serve alcohol outdoors?
If so, will the restaurant be serving alcohol outdoors?
By signing below, you indicate your authorization to use the property as described in this
permit and your acceptance of all conditions of approval included on Pages 2 and 3.
Applicant: Property Owner / Management Company:
_________________________ ___________________________________
(Full Name) (Full Name)
_________________________ ___________________________________
(Address) (Company)
_________________________
(City, State, Zip)
_________________________
(Telephone and email address)
______________________________ __________________________________
(Applicant signature) Property owner / management company signature or
See attached property owner’s authorization
 STAFF USE ONLY BELOW THIS LINE
Approved By: ______________________ Date of Issuance: __________________
Zoning Clearance No. : _
_____________
799 Moorpark Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: (805) 517-6224
City of Moorpark
ZONING CLEARANCE FOR
OUTDOOR DINING
(COVID-19 LOCAL
HEALTH EMERGENCY)
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ZONING CLEARANCE FOR
OUTDOOR DINING
(COVID-19 LOCAL
HEALTH EMERGENCY)
This permit is granted subject to the following conditions of approval:
General Conditions
1. The outdoor seating is spaced in a matter that ensures compliance with applicable
social distancing requirements adopted by the Ventura County Public Health Officer.
2. All tables, chairs, planters, fencing, barricades or other temporary outdoor fixtures in the
locations shown on the approved site plan and shall be kept well-maintained, orderly,
clean, and free of trash and debris.
3. All existing and required accessible parking spaces, loading zones, and paths of travel
shall be maintained free and available for use, as required by the 2019 California
Building Code Division and administered by the City Building Official. The permittee
shall maintain a clear width of pedestrian walkways of no less than 48 inches, except
where an unreasonable hardship exists, the Building Official may reduce such width to
no less than 36 inches.
4. Outdoor dining fixtures located in existing parking or driving areas (drive aisles) shall be
fenced or barricaded in a manner to ensure the safety to all persons using or entering
such areas. Such devices may include highly visible, sturdy or heavy materials such a
concrete or water filled “k rails”, bollards or heavy planters to separate vehicular and
pedestrian traffic.
5. All exterior areas of the site, including parking lot and sidewalks, shall have adequate
lighting if nighttime dining is proposed.
Entertainment and Smoking:
6. The application does not authorize outdoor entertainment.
7. The applicant shall comply with Chapter 8.32 Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places at all
times and shall provide signs consistent with Section 8.32.040 of the Moorpark
Municipal Code.
Department/Agency Conditions
Department of California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC):
8. At all times when the restaurant is open for business, the sale/service of beer, wine, and
liquor is provided only in conjunction with the sale/service of food and shall be
conducted pursuant to all requirements of the California Department of Alcoholic
Beverage Control (ABC), including fencing/enclosure, hours of operation, etc.
Moorpark Police Department:
9. The Police Chief and Community Development Director may revoke this zoning
clearance in their reasonable discretion if the outdoor dining service is found to
endanger public health or safety.
Ventura County Environmental Health Department:
10. The outdoor dining service shall comply with all Ventura County Environmental Health
Department regulations.
City of Moorpark- Public Works Department:
11. The applicant shall obtain an encroachment permit from the Public Works Department
prior to any use of the public right-of-way.
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Ventura County Fire Protection District:
12. Fire hydrants, fire extinguishers and fire protection systems shall be maintained
operational and accessible at all times. A serviced 2A:10BC rated fire extinguisher shall
be provided and mounted in all areas not to exceed 75 feet of travel. Fire extinguishers,
fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and kitchen hood fire suppression systems
shall be serviced in accordance with required intervals.
13. Propane heaters shall not be used inside buildings or enclosed patios. Outside use shall
comply with manufactures clearances from combustibles and shall not block exits.
Propane storage shall be in a secure non-public accessible exterior location.
14. All generators shall be isolated from the public by a fence or other enclosure. Each
generator shall be provided with a serviced 2A:10BC rated fire extinguisher.
15. All temporary electrical systems shall be permitted in accordance with the local building
and safety department and maintained in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
16. Exits shall be maintained operational and clear of obstructions.
17. A 20 feet clear emergency vehicle access road shall be maintained to the front entrance
of the occupancy.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain all required permits from the Fire
District in addition to any permit(s) issued by the City/County. The Fire District
will require permits for tents that exceed 400 square-feet, canopies that exceed
700 square-feet, and open flame devices and use of candles. Additional permit
fees and fire safety information is available at vcfd.org or by contacting Marnel
Vanden Bossche, Senior Fire Inspector at (805) 389-9744 or
marnel.vandenbossche@ventura.org.
Revocation & Indemnification
18. The applicant shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the City and its agents, officers
and employees from any claim, action or proceeding against the City or its agents,
officers or employees to attack, set aside, void, or annul any approval by the City or any
of its agencies, departments, commissions, agents, officers, or employees concerning
the permit, which claim, action or proceeding is brought within the time period provided
by the California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1094.6 and Government Code Section
65009. The City will promptly notify the applicant of any such claim, action or
proceeding, and if the City should fail to do so or should fail to cooperate fully in the
defense, the applicant shall not thereafter be responsible to defend, indemnify and hold
harmless the City or its agents, officers and employees pursuant to this condition. The
City may, within its unlimited discretion, participate in the defense of any such claim,
action or proceeding, if both of the following occur: the City bears its own attorney fees
and costs; and the City defends the claim, action or proceeding in good faith. The
applicant shall not be required to pay or perform any settlement of such claim, action or
proceeding unless the settlement is approved by the applicant. The applicant's
obligations under this condition shall apply regardless of whether a building permit is
ultimately obtained, or final occupancy is ultimately granted with respect to the permit.
19. The zoning clearance shall automatically expire six months after the date of issuance or
when the Ventura County Public Health Office’s social distancing requirements allow the
subject restaurant to provide indoor seating at full capacity, whichever occurs sooner.
The Community Development Director, in her reasonable discretion, may determine that
a zoning clearance has expired because indoor seating may be allowed at full capacity.
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