Businesses Provided with New, Quicker Patio Permit Process

Published on: 2020/05/21 - in News

Businesses operating patios will find it easier and faster to obtain their patio permit for this year, thanks to a City of Kingston initiative.

In response to the current pandemic’s economic impact, CAO Lanie Hurdle has used her delegated authority – provided to her by Council at its March 24 meeting – to waiving both the notice period and final Council approval typically required for new and expanded patio permits. In addition, fees for all patio permits will be waived in 2020.

This newer, quicker process is effective immediately and businesses should follow the normal process to obtain their permit through the City’s Engineering Services department by calling 613-546-4291 extension 3130 or emailing

Photo: Amber Avalona (cc)