Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining

Announcement

To ensure the health of our restaurant employees, residents, and visitors, the Board of Supervisors has adopted an ordinance to make outdoor dining areas and areas within a 25' radius of food trucks smoke-free.  

The full definition of the smoke free zones can be found in County Ordinance 2019-1145, which is effective October 24, 2019. 

Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Ordinance Summary:

  • Outdoor Dining Areas, including within 25 feet of the area designed customarily used for consuming food or drink. 
  • A 25-foot radius around a food kiosk, food cart, or mobile food truck with no dedicated place for consuming food or drinks sold by that business.
  • Exclusion: An outdoor dining area shall not include an area that is contiguous to a restaurant, business or non-commercial building that is completely closed to the public for a private event.

Working together we can ensure people who enjoy our beautiful outdoor lifestyle are also able to enjoy a smoke-free environment. 

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Learn More

Want to learn more? View our Smoke-free Outdoor Dining Fact Sheet.

For more information contact the Tobacco Education Program staff at 209-966-3689.