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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.

Temporary Program Update

Temporary patios or sidewalk sales area permit applications are now closed. Current holders of temporary patio permits can continue to operate their temporary patios until June 1, 2022.

Apply for Regular Patios Beyond June 2022

For businesses with existing temporary patios wishing to convert them to regular outdoor patios, please fill out an application form and submit it to, or drop it off in-person at Municipal Hall. Any businesses applying on or before October 31st will be processed in time for June 2022. (Drawings can be submitted after the initial application up until December 1st, for those businesses who need more time.)

For any questions, please contact: