Regulations for Public Comment

NOTICE: Title 14 Department of Transportation Taking Public Comment on Proposed Curbside Commercial Policy (Outdoor Dining) 

The Department of Transportation is accepting public comment on the proposed Curbside Commercial Policy regulating the establishment of dining facilities in parking lanes on public right-of-way. With pandemic-related emergency orders coming to an end, the City is now working to modify the emergency outdoor dining program to operate under the Minor Privilege permit process, as outlined in the City Charter.

The proposed regulations establish:

  • a framework for the temporary private use of public space in order to promote an active, accessible, safe, and vibrant urban environment;
  • restrictions on the location, construction, and use of a curbside facility;
  • insurance requirements for curbside facility permit holders;
  • the application process for a curbside facility permit, including obtaining a minor privilege to construct the curbside facility;
  • the process for enforcement of the Curbside Permit Guidelines; and
  • describe rules regarding the revocation of a minor privilege.

The public comment period for the regulation will be open until Monday, November 14, 2022. A full copy of the proposed Curbside Commercial Policy can be found online at: Full Commercial Curbside Policy

We encourage you to share your feedback through the following means. Be sure to include that you are writing or calling to comment on the Curbside Commercial Policy. Comments may be submitted:

  • By email click here.
  • By phone at (410) 396-6802 – Front Desk
  • By mail at:
    Charles L. Benton Jr. Building
    Department of Transportation, 5th Floor
    417 E. Fayette Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202.
  • By using the form displayed below

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