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Café Outdoor (Plaza)
Issued to Downtown businesses (described in Great River Plaza Ordinance; Chapter 8, Sec. 8-231), Plaza Cafés are the portion of the Plaza kept, used, maintained, and held out to the public where food and beverages are sold or served in conjunction with a business operating within the adjoining premises. Plaza Cafés consist of tables, chairs, and other movable, non-permanent equipment and structures.

Plaza Cafés are annual licenses beginning March 1 through February 28 the following year.

Application Fee Required
  • $100.00 annually for businesses with less than five tables
  • $200.00 annually for businesses with more than five tables

Permit Application Process
Please submit a completed application and permit fee to the City Clerk's office.

City Clerk
1528 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Ph: (309) 732-2010
Fx: (309) 732-2055

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday