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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, you can now apply for a temporary permit for patios or sidewalk sales.

The permit authorizes the temporary creation or expansion of patios, sidewalk sales, or parking stall cafes on District-owned or privately-owned land, until October 31, 2020.

About the Program

To support local Squamish businesses as they adapt to the new COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines as outlined by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), the District has created a streamlined and user-friendly temporary patio permit application process for businesses seeking to expand their service area temporarily until October 31st, 2020. The District is supporting patio expansions on private land and parking stalls, District sidewalks, boulevards, parking stalls, and more.

How to Apply

  1. Create a dimensioned sketch to scale where your proposed patio will be located (this can be hand drawn).
  2. If on District land, ensure your sketch incorporates our guidelines for patio design.
  3. Complete and sign the electronic application form.
  4. Submit your form and drawing to for approval.

We will be reviewing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow 5 business days for your application to be processed. You will receive a confirmation via the email address you provide.

If your business requires permits from the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, you can apply to the Liquor Board now. The District of Squamish has opted out of Liquor and Cannabis Licensing approvals to make this temporary patio process more efficient for business owners.