Temporary Outdoor Patio, Fitness Area and Retail Space


As of April 1, 2022, the temporary patio program is being administered on an annual basis from April 1 - October 31 of each year. Businesses will need to reapply annually to take advantage of the temporary patio program. 

If you are planning to operate a temporary patio past October 31, 2022 and have it on a permanent basis, you will be required to apply for a development permit to maintain a permanent patio. 

You can apply for the Temporary Patios Program through this page. Ensure you review the Program Guidelines and Schedule A - Terms and Conditions to start preparing the required submissions.

If you have any questions about the program or about the status of your temporary patio location or application, please contact Community, Growth & Investment at 403-995-2760 or using this online form: contact us.

The Town of Okotoks is aiming to support and provide increased flexibility for businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19 by allowing for temporary patios and retail spaces in existing parking spaces and/or on certain public property such as sidewalks provided that mobility connectivity through these areas is maintained.

Businesses interested in setting up a temporary patio only need to follow the steps below.

Five steps to your outdoor space

What if I have an existing outdoor patio?

If you have an existing patio with an approved development permit (not temporary), the patio approval is permanent and does not need to be renewed.