Richmond Patio Program
Building on the success of the Temporary Outdoor Patio (TOP) Program, which was launched in 2020 as a pandemic response measure, the new City of Richmond Patio Program is an ongoing opportunity for additional patio types and provides greater flexibility for businesses considering their future options.
This new Patio Program provides food and beverage establishments with three new options:
- Utilize adjacent public property to expand their seating areas via a curbside patio
- Utilize adjacent public property to expand their seating areas via a sidewalk patio
- Create seasonal patios on private property from Apr 1 - Oct 31 by shifting a portion of their allowed seating and occupancy capacity outdoors.
Businesses seeking to increase their total occupancy load or build a permanent patio structure on private property can apply through the existing application process.
For an overview of the new and existing patio types and application requirements, refer to the Outdoor Patio Options for Businesses in Richmond Bulletin.
The following documents will help you get started on your application for a Patio Permit:
Patio Program Design Guidelines
Business Support Centre