Find out what kind of permits you might be required to have to do business in Vancouver.
Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP)
The Temporary Expedited Patio Program (TEPP) will end on October 31, 2021. All TEPP patios must be removed by November 1, 2021.
City Council has approved a new Summer Patio Program to launch in 2022. These patios will be permitted between April 1 to October 31. All Temporary Expedited Patio permit holders will be invited to apply for the new ongoing Summer Patio Program soon.
Information for businesses
You will need an electrical permit to perform most electrical work except for replacing switches, bulbs, and making minor repairs to an installation covered by an existing annual electrical permit.
Renovate a small business space
Find out how we can help small business owners plan a renovation, move, or start a business.
Starting or expanding a small business
Key resources to to help you start or expand your business in Vancouver.