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 street.activities@vancouver.ca 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

Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm

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

street.activities@vancouver.ca