What you need to know
Permit length: Year-round (May 1 – April 30)
Liquor service and consumption are not permitted.
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.
All sidewalk patios must:
- Be located directly against the business property, either in front or on the side where there is suitable sidewalk space
- Not obstruct any entrances or exits
Important note Non-food service businesses, like hairdressers, pharmacies, and boutiques are also eligible for small sidewalk patio permits.
Important note To maintain accessibility, table, and seating options must accommodate persons of all abilities and mobility.
Review the requirements and apply.
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm
320 - 507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 0B4