Last year in Bar Harbor, parklets let restaurants and retail shops expand their footprint, which was so crucial to their survival with the limited amount of diners/customers allowed in the stores at any one time because of the pandemic. They proved to be so popular and such a success, that Bar Harbor is allowing them again in 2021, but you'll need to hurry and get your application in, because they are only being accepted through April 30th.

Photo Courtesy Jalapenos Cantina and Mexican Grill
Photo Courtesy Jalapenos Cantina and Mexican Grill

To be considered for the upcoming permit season, applicants must submit parklet applications for approval no later than April 30, 2021.

All approved Temporary Use Permits issued shall begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, and shall expire at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

The application fee is $100 and the permit fee is $100 per month. Each establishment may not use more than 2 parking spaces for their parklet. Each business is only allowed 1 parklet and they must occupy it, within 7 days of the issuance of the permit.

To apply click HERE

The Curbside Temporary Outdoor Restaurant and Retail Operation Permit Application Checklist may be viewed HERE

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