DCA PRELIMINARY REVIEW5 days
DCA reviews application materials and forwards application information to the relevant Borough President, CB, City Council Member, and Speaker of the Council. DCA will tentatively schedule a public hearing and provide details on public hearing posting requirements.
EnclosedNote: If you are applying to operate an existing enclosed sidewalk café that was previously licensed, DCA may issue a Temporary Operating Letter.
DCA reviews application materials and forwards application information to relevant City Council Member, Speaker of the Council, DCP, DEP, and LPC. DCA will tentatively schedule a public hearing and provide details on public hearing posting requirements.Application Submitted:-App. Forwarded to BP, CB, and CC:App. Forwarded to CC, DCP, DEP, and LPC:-
DEPT. OF CITY PLANNING REVIEW21 days
NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) reviews information. If DCP has objections, the applicant must correct them within 6 months. If DCP approves the corrections, DCP forwards information to CB for review.Status-Status Date-
COMMUNITY BOARD REVIEW45 days
CB may hold a public hearing to provide recommendations to DCA. Call your Community Board or click the link for more information about the Community Board process.Status-Status Date-
PUBLIC HEARING 10-30 daysHearing Date-
DCA public hearings are held at 2:00pm on the 11th floor at 42 Broadway.
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- If there are issues, DCA will notify applicant and applicant may request, in writing, up to 180 days to correct any issues.
- If there are no issues, DCA files a decision within 2-3 days of public hearing.
CITY COUNCIL REVIEW21-50 days
City Council can call the application to a vote and, if called, the review may take up to 50 days. This proposed café is in .Status-Status Date-
MAYOR'S OFFICE OF CONTRACT SERVICES3-4 days
DCA forwards approved revocable consent to MOCS for signoff.Status-Status Date-
LICENSE ISSUANCE6-10 days
DCA issues a Temporary Operating Letter, a consent fee bill, and the required complaint sign. DCA will then mail the license document and a copy of consent agreement.
For New Enclosed Structures
DCA issues permission to construct the enclosed sidewalk café and sends a consent fee bill. Applicant is responsible for securing work permits from DOB. Once construction is completed, DCA inspects the premises, and upon approval DCA issues a Temporary Operating Letter (if not already received), and the required complaint sign. DCA will mail your license document and a copy of consent agreement.
For Existing Enclosed Structures
DCA issues a Temporary Operating Letter (if not already received), a consent fee bill, and the required complaint sign. DCA will mail your license document and a copy of consent agreement.Status-Status Date-