Temporary Outdoor Business Operations (TOBO) Approved by San Diego City Council – July 14, 2020

San Diego Temporary Outdoor Business Operations Permit

This afternoon, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the City Council unanimously voted to approve the Interim Urgency Ordinance for Temporary Outdoor Business Operations (TOBO). This ordinance temporarily allows for the expansion of outdoor dining and retail into the public right-of-way, private parking lots and public spaces.  ADA laws must be adhered.

For the most up to date information on how to take advantage of this opportunity, please visit www.sandiego.gov/TOB


In addition, there will be a webinar available tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to help learn how to apply online for a Temporary Outdoor Business Operations Permit. To register for this webinar, please visit www.sandiego.gov/TOB.

User Guide

Download or view the User Guide for a Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Permit provided by City of San Diego Development Services.


The Mission Hills BID is here to help you. If, after visiting the City’s TOBO you have questions, please feel free to contact Executive Director, Susan McNeil Schreyer at MissionHillsBID@gmail.com.