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Temporary Patio & Sidewalk Sale Permits

To support local businesses' ability to adhere to new COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines outlined by the Provincial Health Officer, in May 2020 the District launched a new expedited program for temporary patios or sidewalk sales areas. A new permit was created which authorized the temporary creation or expansion of patios, sidewalk sales, or parking stall cafes on District-owned or privately-owned land. The program has seen great uptake in Squamish, with over 20 temporary patios constructed to serve neighbourhoods throughout the community.

 

Program Update

Current holders of temporary patio permits can continue to operate their temporary patios until June 1, 2022, due to a recent District of Council motion on October 5 to extend the program for all temporary patio operators. (Prior to this, the program was set to end on October 31, 2021.)

For businesses seeking to convert their temporary patios into regular/ongoing offerings beyond June 2022, businesses will need to submit an application through the District's regular outdoor patio process, which is being streamlined for ease of use. Please check back to this website on October 21 for the application form. Any businesses who apply by October 31 will be processed in time for June 2022.

At this time, no new applications are being accepted for temporary patios or sidewalk sales areas.

For any questions, please contact patios@squamish.ca.