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City of El Paso Planning & Inspections


Right-of-Way Cafe Application

For full details and requirements on the Right of Way Cafe Program please see:
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Required Documents

You will need the following documents to complete this application:

Site Drawing: A detailed site drawing is required at the time of submission. While drawings are not required to be professionally drawn, they must be legible, close to scale and provide sufficient detail to describe what your outdoor patio café will look like. See design manual for details.

Proof of ownership (warranty deed, title commitment, etc.)

Location map: Accurately outlining the public rights-of-way or easement(s) upon which a temporary encroachment is proposed, see design manual for example.

Photograph of Existing Site prior to the café installation, along with photos of the adjacent street and sidewalk.

Certificate of Liability Insurance: A certificate of liability insurance or self-insured affidavit with the required liability limitations as required per Section 15.08.120G of the El Paso City Code. Liquor liability insurance will be required separately for requests to sell and serve alcoholic beverages on City right-of-way. Certificate of liability insurance must be in accordance with the State of Texas Certificate Law. City of El Paso must be listed as the “Certificate Holder” as well as “Additional Insured” under the descriptions section. In addition, coverage must meet the following limitations:
  • $1,000,000 in General Commercial Liability for Personal Injury/Death per Occurrence;
  • $2,000,000 in General Aggregate Coverage;
  • $1,000,000 in Property Damage
  • $5,000,000 if located within 50 of the street car

Copy of State TABC License and must be current with City Alcohol License: Current alcohol beverage license is required for applications requesting to sell and serve beverages containing alcohol within city right-of-way.

Traffic Control Plan (Only applicable for parking parklets)

Processing Fee

Upon review for completeness and acceptance of the application by the permit official, the applicant shall pay the established processing fee for the special privilege license or permit as prescribed in Schedule C. The processing fee is non-refundable.

By continuing I acknowledge I have the appopriate documents needed to complete this application.

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