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
  • Not obstruct any entrances or exits

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

To maintain accessibility, table, and seating options must accommodate persons of all abilities and mobility.

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