Apply to extend patio hours at your restaurant

Restaurants that have existing sidewalk patios can apply for extended operating hours between April 1 and October 31.

Your restaurant could serve patio customers until 1am daily – two hours later – if it has:

  • Insurance up to date
  • Fees paid in full
  • No patio noise complaints on file for the past 12 months
  • For establishments with a liquor licence, no restrictions on your liquor licence preventing extended hours

We reserve the right to revoke permission for extended patio hours at any time.

The Patio Hours Extension Pilot Program will improve the patio experience for customers and enliven Vancouver streets.

Is your patio partly or fully located on private property?

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre. You need to amend the development permit for your patio and pay the $417 fee before you apply for extended hours.

Is your patio located on City property?

Apply for extended hours at your patio by completing this form.