OPENBH CURRENT PROGRAM:
Outdoor dining, outdoor business operations, outdoor seated large attendance venues, and vehicle-based parades are allowed to apply for permits through this free, temporary program.
To apply or renew for an OpenBH permit, please fill out the online application here.
#OpenBH is the City's process for allowing businesses to temporarily expand their services to adjacent areas such as parking lots and the public right of way (sidewalks) through a Special Event Permit.
Businesses that are currently able to use #OpenBH to expand services outside include restaurants, gyms, salons, faith based organizations, and retail shops. Please see below for all details.
This temporary program has been approved by City Council through September 30, 2023.
Longterm options are currently being explored through Ad Hoc Committees.
Please join us for these public meetings!
Email: email@example.com or Call: 310-285-2408 with any questions.
The following restaurants have successfully utilized the City's #OpenBH program:
Da Carla Ristorante & Caffe
Go Greek Yogurt
Gyu-Kaku Japanese Restaurant
Lawry's The Prime Rib
Pascal on Beverly
Sasabune Beverly Hills
Tarte Tatin Bakery, Inc.
The Farm of Beverly Hills
The Maybourne Beverly Hills
The Polo Lounge at Beverly Hills Hotel
Upper Crust Pizza
The following salons have successfully utilized the City's #OpenBH program:
Bailey Bailey Salon
BH Modern Nails
La Jolie Salon
Maryam of Beverly Hills
Nelson J Beverly Hills
Polish Nail Salon
HOW TO APPLY
To complete an #OpenBH special event permit for outdoor dining or retail services, applicants need to complete the following for administrative review by City staff:
- OpenBH Permit Application
- Certificate of Insurance (COI), naming the City as additionally insured for $2M General Liability
- Layout that follows social distancing protocols with specific measurements labeled
- Copy of appropriate Appendix checklist (see below) from LA County Department of Public Health
- Written permission from neighboring business or landlord if expanding in front of other businesses
- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Permit (if applicable)
Watch a recording of the July 2nd Webinar (one hour in length) about the OpenBH program to view sample ideas and information about the process. Webinar Recording Link
WILL RESTAURANTS BE ABLE TO SERVE ALCOHOL?
Yes, restaurants with existing alcohol permits will be allowed to serve alcohol in an expanded area by obtaining a temporary expansion permit from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and compliance with a list of standard conditions from the City's Special Events and Filming Office.
IS MY BUSINESS ALLOWED TO UTILIZE THE STREET?
Yes, businesses who wish to utilize the street may do so by converting metered parking spaces to dining or similar areas, known as "parklets". Parklets do require additional review by departments, and in many cases a temporary structure permit from Building and Safety, but are a great substitution for an underutilized meter or valet area. Current guidelines, samples and other details are available here.
CAN I PLACE A HEATERS OR TENTS IN MY OUTDOOR SPACE?
OpenBH businesses that would like to add a tent, umbrellas, heaters, or any other temporary equipment, require additional permitting. Should businesses like to plan for a winter-weather change, we’ve linked Winterization Guidelines, a one-sheet with the best way to apply for a tent/heater permit, and look forward to getting a revised application where you’ve checked off tent/canopy and layout from you to the OpenBH permit team.
Per LA County Public Health: COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased and appear to be stable, but community spread still remains moderate. COVID-19 continues to pose a high risk to communities and requires all people and businesses to continue to take precautions and modify operations and activities to reduce the risk of spread.
Everyone, including Facility Operators and Event Organizers and participants, should proceed with caution and adhere to the requirements in the respective protocols/appendices to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 within their business operations.
SPECIAL EVENTS: CBH-EVENTPERMITS@BEVERLYHILLS.ORG
CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
- March 15, 2020: BEVERLY HILLS DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY - CITY HALL CLOSED TO PUBLIC
- March 16, 2020: CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD SPECIAL CLOSED SPECIAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY EMERGENCY PUBLIC SESSION
- May 5, 2020: COVID-19 Urgency Ordinance (UPDATED)
Please see the City's response in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) HERE.