Curbside patio permit

What you need to know

Permit lengths:

  • Summer (April 1 - October 31)
  • Year-round (April 1 – March 31)

Liquor service permitted, restrictions apply. 

Businesses with a summer permit must remove patios by November 1.

A curbside patio may be located in the curb lane of the street (on-street parking, road space, or street plazas) in front of or on the side of a ground floor business storefront. 

Businesses with a valid BC liquor licence and LCRB approval can serve alcohol to patio patrons.  

Simplified drawing requirements, no interior drawing required

For the 2022 summer patio season, we are reducing our drawing requirements:

  • Businesses are no longer required to submit interior drawings or seating layouts for the patio permit application.
  • For businesses that previously held a Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP) permit, and are applying for the same patio as last year, you can resubmit the same drawing that was part of the TEPP permit.
  • For businesses who are applying for a patio for the first time, or are proposing to change their patio from last year, a simple scaled dimensioned drawing is required.

These drawings:

  • Don’t need to be done by a professional architect
  • Don't need a professional stamp or seal
  • Can be done on computer or by hand – as long as they are accurate, to scale, and have dimensions and labeling

Permit requirements

Apply for a curbside patio permit

Review the requirements and apply.

Contact us

Location - by appointment only
5th Floor
507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm

Mailing address
Engineering Services
320 - 507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4