The Citywide Outdoor Business Operations Pilot Program (also known as Outdoor Mountain View!) allows businesses to temporarily operate outside on private property, or authorized public property, under the State of California and Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Orders, and under the Declaration of Emergency by the City of Mountain View. The program provides mandatory requirements for businesses allowed to operate outdoors with minimal city permitting, licensing, or approval, while still protecting the public health and safety. This program is subject to change based on modifications to the Health Orders or to maintain the public health, safety, and general welfare of the City. All program requirements, including modifications, will be posted on this website. This program does not apply to businesses participating in outdoor dining in the Castro StrEATs Pilot Program.
This program is effective as of September 9, 2020 and will continue until 14 calendar days following termination of the City's Declaration of Emergency.
Information on current State and County Health Orders is available online:
The following are existing programs in the City of Mountain View which function outside of the OMV! Program: