Seasonal Outdoor Dining Expansion Program

The Seasonal Outdoor Dining Expansion Program was established in June 2022 by the Town of Bristol. Under Bristol Town Ordinance 2022-05, businesses can request an expansion of their outdoor service areas into the public space located on the north side of State Street. This pilot program will conclude on October 31st, 2022.

Application Details

Applications can be submitted electronically through the OpenGov platform. Please Note: Users will be required to make an account to submit and track permit applications.

Town Council Petition – State Street Seasonal Outdoor Expansion Alcohol Service License

Businesses requesting to serve alcohol in their expansion area will be required to submit a petition to the Town Council for a separate Alcohol Service License. Petitions can be downloaded at the link below. Completed petitions should be uploaded with your expansion permit application on the OpenGov platform.

Please Note: Alcohol Service License Petitions will not be considered until Expansion Permits are approved by Town Administration.

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Melissa Cordeiro

Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.130

Chris Vitale

Director of Economic Development and Communications

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext. 129