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Posted on: March 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021 Updated Outdoor Dining Guidelines and Regulations (Effective Apr 1, 2021)

Yesterday, the Select Board approved updated Outdoor Dining Program Regulations and Guidelines, which will go into effect as of April 1, 2021. A potential fee for this program will be determined by the Select Board at an upcoming meeting, likely on March 23, 2021. Please refer to the Town Calendar ( for the most up to date upcoming meeting information.


Any restaurant interested in offering outdoor dining to its patrons between April 1 and December 31, 2021, must review the updated Outdoor Dining Program Regulations and Guidelines and submit the application outlined below. Restaurants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and should anticipate 2-3 weeks to receive approval for their outdoor seating proposal once all the required application materials have been submitted. 


Documents for Review:

Documents for Submission:


The documents listed below are available for review and download, along with additional information about the Town’s Outdoor Dining Program at:  


Contact Tiffany Souza, Licensing Clerk, at [email protected] or 617-730-2203 with any questions regarding the Town’s Outdoor Dining Program or outdoor seating application process. Application materials can be emailed directly to Tiffany, as well. 

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