Outdoor Dining, Curbside and Carryout



Effective Friday, June 11, Illinois is in Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, marking a full reopening of all businesses and activities. The State's Guidance for Businesses and Venues provides current recommendations for businesses to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. Restaurants and bars should follow the CDC's public health guidelines for fully vaccinated people. 

City of Geneva Outdoor Seating for Restaurants and Bars

Outdoor Dining License Application
Outdoor Seating Options FAQ

The City has authorized an extension to expanded outdoor seating on PUBLIC property until December 31, 2021. To continue with this use, restaurants and bars must submit a Temporary License Agreement no later than Friday, July 2, 2021. The City has also authorized an extension to expand outdoor seating on PRIVATE property until December 31, 2021. Both authorizations are temporary and will not be extended into 2022. If you wish to apply for outdoor seating for 2022, please contact the City Administrator’s Office at 630-938-4544 or jfornari@geneva.il.us to review the requirements. 
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

Curbside Service

In March 2020, with businesses ordered shutdown, the City authorized stores and restaurants to reserve one public parking space per business and add temporary signage to facilitate curbside service. These regulations are set to expire. Beginning on July 1, 2021, restaurants and stores must remove cones and signage and return these spaces for use by the general public. If you are a business owner who feels strongly about the need for curbside pickup and/or you have an idea for how the City can equitably expand curbside options, please contact the Economic Development Department at 630-232-7449 or ctymoszenko@geneva.il.us.  
Last Updated: June 25, 2021

Alcoholic Liquor

Expiring State Licenses and Renewal Dues

Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Compliance FAQ

All licenses with a renewal date of Mar. 31, 2020 or after are automatically extended to December 31, 2021. Visit the ILCC website regularly for updates and guidance.
Last Updated: July 21, 2021


City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-04 

Daily fee parking in the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck and downtown commuter parking lots will continue to be free until October 1, 2021. Further details about payments, extensions, and refunds for Parking Permits issued by the Police Department are included in Executive Order 2020-04.
Last Updated: June 25, 2021