Effective as of July 7, 2021, the New York State Liquor Authority issued a new Guidance for Use of Outdoor Municipal Property. For those holding a liquor license and operating outdoor space under a municipal permit granted pursuant to the Executive Order issued in June 2020, they may continue to operate such outdoor seating provided that on or before October 5, 2021 such licensee notifies the SLA (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) with their main license serial number in the subject line, which email should include a copy of the municipal outdoor seating permit (issued by DOT in the City of New York), and a block plot diagram showing the municipal property incorporated into the licensed premises. No SLA response is required. If you do not have municipal permission prior to July 7, 2021, then you are first required to notify the municipality (community board in the City of New York) on a form available on the SLA website, and after 30 days have passed, or if the municipality has waived the notice, the licensee must email the SLA and include the items referred to above as well as proof of receipt of the municipal notice or waiver thereof. If the SLA does not disapprove within 5 days, the application to use municipal space is deemed approved. Please contact our office with any questions.