300 East Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI, 48220, US
Date of Application
C.) Business Address
F.) Business Type
G.) Please check the box you are applying.
H.) Is the outdoor seating or sales on private or public property?
D.) A drawing or site plan showing the proposed layout of tables, chairs, railings, changes in sidewalk slope and any other obstructions to be placed or existing on the sidewalk or public right-of-way, showing not less than 4’ of unobstructed clearance to the sidewalk or public right-of-way, and showing not less than 3’ from a change in sidewalk slope. This Outdoor Sidewalk Café and Seating Plan must:
Click here to download a sample sidewalk cafe drawing.
UPLOAD: Outdoor Seating Sketch Plan
NOTICE: All textiles and plastics (such as a tent or igloo) must have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and testing results compliant with the current IFC, NFPA, and Michigan Building codes; Approval subject to review by the City of Ferndale Fire Marshal and Building Official.
UPLOAD: Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
A.) Outdoor Seating areas which will be serving alcohol in the Café or Outdoor Seating area the following must be attached to this application:
Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) Request for Outdoor Service. If your liquor license does not include an Outdoor Service permit you must submit a written request with diagram of proposed service area and $70 inspection fee to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. If all other licensing requirements are met, you will be issued a temporary sidewalk café license in order to obtain your MLCC Outdoor Service Permit, which must be uploaded prior to operating the outdoor seating area.
If you are enlarging your existing sidewalk café, you will need to apply to the MLCC with the Outdoor Service Application (LCC-204).
Upload MLCC Request for Outdoor Service or MLCC License Approval Documents.
B.) For all Outdoor Seating areas on public property, please attach the following to this application:
Upload valid Insurance, Bond, Proof of Identity, and State of Michigan / Oakland County License documents.
C.) Is your outdoor seating proposal located along Woodward Avenue?
D.) IF the proposed outdoor seating area is located along Woodward Avenue it is subject to additional requirements of the Michigan Department Of Transportation's (MDOT) Right of Way:
Any enclosure requires a license agreement with MDOT
The requirements for the plan are the same as required by the city EXCEPT for MDOT's requirement that there be a minimum of 5' from the enclosure to any fixed object maintained at all times
Required documents are available for download here.
After completing the above requirements, send a copy of documents with proposed plans to: email@example.com ATTN: Stacy Gough.
A.) For Mobile Vending and Merchandise Sales applicants must answer the following questions and upload all documents noted in the application checklist. Please note Mobile Vending (food service) licenses expire March 31, 2022.
All applicants shall adhere to ordinance requirements, including:
To review the City’s Mobile Vending ordinance, please review this link.
B.) Are you proposing the operation of a food truck or pushcart?
C.) IF food service, which unit are you proposing?:
D.) Are you proposing the operation of merchandise sales?
Upload Mobile Vending Application Checklist Items.
By signing here, I hereby declare that the information provided is true and correct. I also understand that any willful dishonesty may render for refusal of this application.
Applicant's Signature Here