Curbside patio permit

What you need to know

 If you have a summer patio permit, you must remove the patio by November 1. Once your patio is removed, email to confirm its removal. If you are interested in operating your patio throughout the winter, apply to extend your permit for a full year with the year-round one year trial permit. 

Available patio permits:

  • Summer (simplified review): April 1 - October 31
  • Summer (regular review): April 1 - October 31
  • Year-round (2022/23 trial for curbside patios only): November 1, 2022 – October 31, 2023

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. 

If you have a valid BC liquor licence and LCRB approval, you can serve alcohol to patio patrons.  

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