Helping Business Rebound and re-open towards an even better Walnut Creek
As the city works to help businesses transition out of the impacts of COVID-19 and re-open their operations, we have launched our Rebound Program. Based on feedback from the business community, Rebound is designed to be a comprehensive approach to helping businesses re-open as we transition through the COVID-19 crisis.
FREE PERMITTING AND EXPEDITED PROCESSING
For all temporary changes as part of the Rebound Program, there is no permit fee. (Standard fees apply for permanent changes.) Additionally, we have simplified processes and applications to help businesses re-open quickly and with limited processing.
Some applications are self-certifying. Click on the option below to explore the steps and get the free application for your project.
How the Rebound Program Can Help Your Business Re-Open
Frequently Asked Questions
ABC Licensing Re-opening Downtown Walnut Creek
a) If your current ABC license allows for extended service to outdoor seating beyond the walls of your restaurant/bar, then you DO NOT need to apply for this temporary relief. If you are not sure, please read the conditions on your current ABC license. You will be limited to outdoor seating only specified in your current license. If you wish to extend this footprint, then you need to apply.
b) If your current license does not allow for alcohol service beyond the walls of your establishment and you will be utilizing outdoor seating during the current SIP order, then you need to submit an application (ABC Form ABC-218 CV19) COVID 19 Temporary Catering Authorization.
Visit the ABC website at https://www.abc.ca.gov and click on the COVID 19 Relief tab. Select the COVID 19 Temporary Catering Authorization Application and fill in the appropriate fields. Download the application and include $100 fee and mail it to:
Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612
Please visit the FAQ’s on the ABC website specific to COVID 19.
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This site will be updated as elements of the Rebound Program are established. Please check back often.