Smoke-free Outdoor Dining

Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Regulations in the Unincorporated Area of San Diego County

On January 28, 2020, County of San Diego Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance establishing smoke-free outdoor dining at restaurants and other permitted food facilities in the unincorporated area of San Diego County. You will find more detailed information and definitions in the resources below, which include frequently asked questions, an informational presentation, and free downloadable signage.

Smoking is prohibited in:

  • All outdoor dining areas of restaurants and other permitted food facilities,
  • Within 25 feet from the perimeter of such area, and
  • Within 40 feet from a permitted food facility that is a mobile food or temporary food facility, such as a food truck or food cart.

To report a complaint about smoking on an outdoor dining area in the unincorporated area of San Diego County, click below.

Submit a Complaint