City of Brandon introduces a temporary sidewalk/on-street patio permit application program


City of Brandon’s Development Services is introducing a Temporary Sidewalk / On-Street Patio program, which allows food and beverage establishments to set up patios on City property, with no fee payable to the City of Brandon. In addition, the City is prepared to offer the required safety signs for on-street patios at no cost to the applicant. 

To apply, business owners must produce a site plan, proof of insurance, and a signed declaration, which is included in the application. Compliance with health, liquor and fire regulations will also be required. If alcohol is being served, a barrier / fence surrounding the patio is required. Patios are already permitted on private property, with no fees to the City. 

This newly introduced program is not just to assist businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is also part of the Downtown Brandon Secondary Plan*, which is to support and promote new public and private investment that furthers the vision of a vibrant and dynamic place for people to visit, live, work, and play.  

“The patio program is one way the City can work to provide greater flexibility to eating and drinking establishments during this challenging time,” notes Ryan Nickel, Director of Planning & Buildings. “We are hoping that many local businesses take us up on the program and bring life to the street during the pandemic and into the future.”  

For more information, please visit City of Brandon – Temporary Patios On City Property, email, or call 204-729-2110. 

*It should be noted that even though this program is part of the Downtown Brandon Secondary Plan, it is not limited to only downtown businesses. For more info on the requirements, please review the Temporary Patio Permit Application form.