Outdoor Dining, Curbside and Carryout


City of Geneva Outdoor Seating for Restaurants and Bars

Restaurant and Bar Guidelines
Mayor Burns’ Executive Order 2020-07 includes Guidelines and Forms to Request Outdoor Seating  

During the statewide coronavirus public gathering restrictions, the City has issued temporary accommodations to assist Geneva’s restaurants and bars. On May 27, Mayor Kevin Burns issued Executive Order 2020-07 permitting restaurants and bars to expand their current outdoor seating onto private property and, if approved by the City, onto public property. Effective Aug. 26, new restaurant and bar guidelines require patrons to wear masks during any interaction with employees, including when the patron is seated. The new guidelines apply to outdoor and indoor settings.
Last Updated: Aug. 26, 2020

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

Illinois Liquor Control Commission Compliance FAQ

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has extended license renewal dates and has resources on their website to answer questions and guide liquor license holders with compliance.
Last Updated: May 29, 2020


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