Small sidewalk patio permit

What you need to know

Available patio permit:

  • Year-round: April 1 – March 31

Small sidewalk patios include simple seating arrangements or sets of tables with two chairs on the sidewalk immediately adjacent to the front or the side of a business. 

Liquor service and consumption are not permitted.

All sidewalk patios must:

  • Be located directly against the business property, either in front or on the side where there is suitable sidewalk space
  • Make sure all tables and seating options can accommodate those with mobility devices or physical disabilities
  • Not obstruct any entrances or exits

Non-food service businesses, like hairdressers, pharmacies, and boutiques are also eligible for small sidewalk patio permits. 

Permit requirements

Apply for a small sidewalk 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