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        Restaurant Fee Waiver Program

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        Restaurant Fee Waiver Program


        The City of Vista  is excited to announce a restaurant fee waiver program that reduces start-up costs associated with city permits. Permit fee waivers are available to reduce the costs of building and planning permit fees associated with the opening of a new dine-in or quick service restaurant. Restaurants that generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of dine-in food and non-alcoholic beverages are eligible to apply. The maximum amount of the fee waiver is $5,000.00 and waivers will not exceed the cost of permit fees. The waiver is available for permit applications submitted on or after January 1, 2023. 


        To learn more about the fee waiver program please click the below button or if you have any questions please contact Larry Vaupel, Director of Economic Development, at