The following food service establishments in Salt Lake County have received a variance permitting them to allow dogs on outdoor dining patios (click the image below to download a PDF).
The Salt Lake County food service regulation prohibits animals—except qualifying ADA service dogs—in food service establishments. (Under federal law, service dogs individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability must be allowed in all public areas of all food service establishments. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy animals are not considered service animals under federal law.)
To receive “dog patio” approval, dog-friendly food-service businesses must submit a special processes safety plan (HACCP plan), pay the HACCP plan review fee of $315, and agree to a few simple rules:
The variance is good for one year and establishments in good standing may renew it in subsequent years for a $110 fee.
To apply for the variance, contact the Food Protection Bureau at 385-468-3845.