Skip to main content Skip to footer

Patio Permits


Outdoor Dining Patio/Retail Sales Area Encroachment Program

Dine@Grimsby Team aims to provide outdoor dining areas to help some restaurants and bars create a dynamic dining experience for patrons and still adhere to provincial guidelines on patios during the summer/fall seasons.

As part of the Town's ongoing commitment to support economic recovery due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Grimsby Council has approved Town staff to assess and issue Outdoor Dining Patio Area Encroachment Permits to ease the process required to temporarily expand businesses to patio areas on some public and private properties.

Here's how to start your Outdoor Dining Patio/Retail Sales Area application:

  1. To begin the process, contact the Public Works department's general mailbox at 
  2. Review the following pertinent criteria prior to completing and submitting your application:
  3. If your dining establishment is on private property and you are a tenant, you must contact the Building Department for an application, plans, requirements, and a permit. 
    • Contact (905) 309-2022.
  4. Prepare a detailed site plan of the proposed Outdoor Dining Patio/Retail Sales Area Encroachment.  Please review Schedule A for patio requirements, guidelines, responsibilities and restrictions and proceed to complete the application Form. (patio application form is available in an alternate format, upon request).
  5. The following forms must be completed: 
  6. Ensure all required forms are completed and submit with the application:
    1. Submit site plan to and allow a seven-day review process.
      Once plan is approved, applicant will be notified and advised to proceed to step two. 
    2. Submit application, stamped approved plan, valid insurance policy (Town co-insured), Letter of Indemnity and if required, a consent form from the owner or landlord to 
Permitted usage

Patio permits allow usage until October 31 this year. Tables and chairs can only be placed once your permit is approved with all required documents and a valid insurance policy has been received.  

All patio furnishing must be removed no later than 7 a.m. on November 1. 


Please contact the Public Works department at 


Contact Us

Town of Grimsby
160 Livingston Avenue
Grimsby ON, L3M 0J5
Phone: 905-945-9634
Fax: 905-945-5010

Sign up to stay up to date with news from the Town of Grimsby

Stay up to date on the Town's activities, events, programs and operations by subscribing to our News Alerts.

This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.