Seasonal Patio Program

Expand your food and beverage businesses onto a sidewalk patio during the summer months.
Fratters outdoor patio

There are two types of seasonal patios in Red Deer:

Downtown Businesses

Downtown businesses separate from Ross Street Patio

These patios require boardwalks to be installed around the perimeter of the patio to provide a safe, accessible walkway for pedestrians. The City will build, install, remove and store necessary boardwalks at no cost to participating businesses.

A solid barrier around these patios is no longer required, due to relaxed regulations by AGLC. Patios must be suitably defined using rope, planters, railing or similar barrier.

Submit your application

Questions about downtown patios?

Contact us at or 403-406-8820.

Downtown businesses within Ross Street Patio

These patios do not require boardwalks to be installed as long as the Ross Street Patio is in place.

Submit your application

Questions about downtown patios?

Contact us at or 403-406-8820.

Businesses Outside Downtown

If your business is outside of downtown

To apply for a seasonal patio, businesses located outside downtown must provide:

  • Development permit application (and supporting documents)
  • Building permit application (and supporting documents)
  • Signed Waiver Form (pdf)

*All permit applications are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of submitting the signed waiver. 

Permit Applications

Questions about patio permit applications?

Please contact us at or 403-342-8190.

Businesses that operate a patio must ensure that Public Health Orders and restrictions are adhered to and that patrons are able to maintain safe physical distance from others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 support for businesses can be found on our COVID-19 Information for Businesses pages.