Borough of Prospect Park, NJ

Temporary Outdoor Dining and Displays for Prospect Park Businesses

Temporary Outdoor Dining and Displays for Prospect Park Businesses
The Mayor and Council on June 15th adopted a Temporary Outdoor Dining and Displays Resolution to support business operations due to the State and Federal restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. All interested businesses must submit an application and supporting documents that can be found here.




Prospect Park Temporary Outdoor Dining and Displays Application

Prospect Park Business Owner:

Governor Murphy has announced that restaurants will be permitted to offer outside dining beginning on June 15th. The Borough understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating financially and wants to support you and your fellow business owners during this difficult time.  To that end, on June 15th,  the Mayor and Borough Council adopted the above resolution to permit the expansion of temporary outside dining and displays, subject to certain requirements.  Also attached above is a Temporary Outside Dining Permit Application Form for your use.  If you wish to set up outside dining or displays at your establishment, please complete the form as instructed and submit it to the Zoning Officer, James Booth and our Code Enforcement Officer, Heidy Amaral. 

Application reviews will be expedited to the maximum extent possible and there is no fee for the permit.

Depending on the proposed location of your outdoor seating, protective measures may be needed to ensure the safety of your patrons.  There may be multiple ways to address this requirement so we urge you to contact the Police Department and Building Department in order to review your arrangements with them.  

Contact Information for Borough staff is as follows:

James Booth Zoning Officer  973-790-7902 ext. 524 
Heidy Amaral Code Enforcement 973-790-7902 ext. 524
Lt. Portella  PPPD 973-790-7900
Intashan Chowdhury Administration  973-790-7902 ext. 532

In addition to the Council’s resolution, we have attached the Governor’s Executive Order, the related guidelines from the NJ Department of Health and a Temporary Outdoor Dining and Displays Permit Application.  The Borough of Prospect Park wishes you and your business much success as we begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.