The new Patio Program is now open for applications!
Patios contribute to vibrant and livable communities and help make Edmonton a place where people want to live, work and thrive.
Restaurants, bars and cafes are invited to plan their patio using the City’s streets and sidewalks. Application and occupancy fees will once again be waived to help minimize costs for businesses.
Please note that the Patio Program applies to patios on public space such as sidewalks and streets. For information about patios wholly located on private property, please visit edmonton.ca/permits or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What’s New in 2023
The Patio Program has been refreshed for 2023 with exciting updates including:
Extended 4 year Licence of Occupation for businesses
Option for seasonal, April to October, or year-round patios
New requirements for parklet and full sidewalk patios with a focus on accessibility
Improved aesthetics of temporary traffic control
Please read the updated
Patio Program Guide
to understand the changes and how to submit an application.
We want to support you! If you have questions about the program, what’s new, or how to apply please contact the team at email@example.com.
Patio Design Options
A permit via acknowledgement by the business owner that they agree to abide by all guidelines and program requirements set by the City.
Reapply for your patio declaration after 1 year with any changes to your patio
Licence of Occupation Patio
A formal permit that allows the business to use the road right-of-way, such as a sidewalk or street, for formal patios. Patios are not to be installed or used until approval is granted through signing of the Licence of Occupation.