Find out what kind of permits you might be required to have to do business in Vancouver.
Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP)
To support business recovery due to COVID-19, we have created an expedited patio permit. Businesses can quickly apply to convert on-street parking or sidewalk spaces into temporary patios.
The Temporary Expedited Patio Program doesn't apply to complex patios or any patio that doesn't fall within the program.
Information for businesses
You will need an electrical permit to perform most electrical work except for replacing switches, bulbs, and making minor repairs to an installation covered by an existing annual electrical permit.
Find out how we can help small business owners plan a renovation, move, or start a business.
Key resources to to help you start or expand your business in Vancouver.