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

The City reserves 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.

Apply for a temporary expedited patio permit

This free permit allows businesses to set up temporary patios.

  The Temporary Expedited Patio Program doesn't apply to complex patios or any patio that doesn't fall within the program.

Review the steps to getting this permit and apply 

Is your patio partly or fully located on private property?

Phone Development Services at 604-873-7611. You need to amend the development permit for your patio and pay the $334 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

Contact Street Activities

5th Floor
507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm

Mailing address
Engineering Services - Street Activities
Attention: Sidewalk Patio Program
320 - 507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4