Why is the Outdoor Dog Dining Ordinance important?
The Board of County Commissioners adopted the Outdoor Dog Dining ordinance in 2017. The ordinance is important because it gives a restaurant the option to have clients dine with their dogs. It provides patrons the right to know that the area they are sitting at or next to may allow dogs. The patron will have the right to make the decision if they want to be in an area where dogs are welcome. This ordinance helps the establishment create an enjoyable environment for all parties.
Restaurants owner can have the satisfaction of knowing that they are allowed to have patrons dine with their dogs and patrons know dogs are welcome at the restaurant. There is a one-time permit fee, the permit expires automatically upon the sale of the public food service establishment and cannot be transferred to a subsequent owner.