Outdoor Dining, Curbside and Carryout



The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued Phase 4 mitigation measures for Kane County restaurants and bars.  

City of Geneva Outdoor Seating for Restaurants and Bars

Outdoor Seating Options for Spring/Summer 2021Request for Use of Public Property for Outdoor Seating Spring/Summer 2021
Outdoor Seating Options FAQTemporary Outdoor Seating Liquor License Application
Neighbor Authorization Form
Restaurant and Bar Illinois Guidelines

During the statewide coronavirus public gathering restrictions, the City has created temporary accommodations to assist Geneva’s restaurants and bars. Establishments who received approval for temporary outdoor seating in 2020 will need to reapply in 2021. Approved outdoor areas may be used as soon as weather permits. If you are operating an expanded outdoor dining area or wish to establish an area, review the information posted online and submit the appropriate application form. Please be reminded that all outdoor dining (on public or private property) must also comply with the State of Illinois safety guidelines for restaurants and bars including mask requirements for employees and patrons.
Last Updated: March 16, 2021

Curbside Service

Restaurants and merchants who wish to establish curbside service can utilize a public parking space to execute efficient operations. Each business may reserve one parking space near its front door (a regular space, not ADA) for “curbside pick-up only.” This will ensure customers have a convenient place to park and helps advertise the curbside service. Traffic cones may be used to reserve a space.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

A-Frame and Other Types of Temporary Sign Regulation

City Code requires the issuance of a permit for the use of A-Frame signs as outlined in the A-Frame Sign Permit Information. Such a permit is required for continuing use of a sign which requires an annual permit. Other types of signage, A-Frame or other style, in use to advertise curbside service, direct vehicular movement, control pedestrian movement, promote social distancing, control gatherings or recommend health and safety practices in furtherance of Restore IL and DCEO guidelines, may be used until regular occupancies are restored and/or the City moves into Restore IL Phase 5. 
Last Updated: July 28, 2020

Carryout/Pick-up/Delivery of Alcoholic Liquor

City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-06 

Temporarily authorizes the delivery of alcoholic liquor to non-licensees under certain conditions as outlined.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-01 

Allows liquor license holders who currently serve food and alcoholic beverages to provide such sales for carryout and/or pick-up.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020

Payment and Return of Alcoholic Liquor
Expiring State Licenses and Renewal Dues
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
Compliance FAQ

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission will temporarily allow delinquency list payment plans and distributor alcoholic liquor returns to provide relief to licensees impacted by COVID-19. All licenses with a renewal date of Mar. 31, 2020 or after are automatically extended to June 30, 2021. Visit the ILCC website regularly for updates and guidance.
Last Updated: Mar. 19, 2021


City of Geneva Executive Order 2020-04 

Daily fee parking in the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck and downtown commuter parking lots are free until the Governor’s Stay at Home Orders have expired. Further details about payments, extensions, and refunds for Parking Permits issued by the Police Department are included in Executive Order 2020-04.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020