Marketspace: Opening Public Spaces

The City of Healdsburg has been actively engaging our business community to assist you in managing through the coronavirus pandemic as we safely move toward a more business-friendly phase. Healdsburg business owners, including retail, restaurant, tasting rooms, art galleries, hotels, and so forth have been providing valuable input on the concept of opening sidewalks, streets, alleyways, parking stalls, parks and other public places to enhance social distancing for the benefit local business. Here you will find updated resources as it relates to opening public space in Healdsburg to help local business thrive during and post COVID-19.

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Temporary Outdoors Activity Permit

On Monday, June 1, 2020, Healdsburg City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to issue temporary Outdoor Activities Permits that allow Healdsburg businesses to utilize portions of public spaces in commercial districts. This action was done to provide additional outdoor space for business operation and physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healdsburg business owners, including retail, restaurant, tasting rooms, art galleries, hotels, and so forth can now apply to make use of public space using the Temporary Outdoor Activities Permit Application. Public spaces include, but is not limited to, sidewalks, alleyways, parking stalls, parks and public facilities including the Villa Chanticleer.

Submit application: 


Matt Milde, Permit Coordinator at

Mail or Drop-off:

Community Services Department
c/o Matt Milde, Permit Coordinator
1557 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Take the survey

Healdsburg Business Survey 

To help us collect more information on each individual business needs/opinions and to capture information from businesses that many not have been able to attend our Zoom meetings we have developed a survey tool. We are encouraging ALL Healdsburg businesses to take 5-6 minutes to answer a few brief questions.

Sonoma County Health Order C19-09 

The Sonoma County Health Officer has amended Health Order C19-09 to include outdoor dining for food facilities, restaurants, tasting rooms, wineries, breweries and distilleries. You may view the amended order at . Below you'll find a guidance document and checklist for the implementation of outdoor dining.  

Under the amended Health Order, wineries, tasting rooms, breweries and distilleries are required to provide meal service when serving alcohol.  If your facility does not currently possess a valid retail food facility permit which allows your facility to prepare and serve food to the public, please contact Environmental Health for guidance.  

Food Facilities that wish to change their menu should contact Environmental Health to determine if there are any additional permitting requirements specific to their food facility.

If you should have any questions or need further information, please email Environmental Health or call 707-565-6565. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Business Outreach

Zoom #1 - May 15, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

Zoom #2 - May 18, 2020 @ 1:30 PM

Zoom #3 - May 19, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Sample Open Street, Parklets, and Sidewalk Sales

Please submit any input in writing to Recreation Supervisor, Matt Milde