Ready to apply?
Submit a completed sidewalk café licence application form [PDF] along with the supporting documentation listed above to one of these municipal Customer Service Centres:
- Scotia Square: 5201 Duke Street, Halifax
- Bayer's Road: 7071 Bayers Road, 2nd Floor Towers, Halifax
- Alderney Gate: 40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth
- Acadia Centre: 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
Service hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Closed on statutory holidays.
How long will it take to obtain a licence?
Every effort is made to issue a licence in ten business days. You can call 311 to check on the status of your application after the ten business days. Remember to have your application number when making inquiries or submitting additional information.
How do inspections work?
Once the café is constructed, you are required to request an inspection. Please contact 311 to put in a request for an inspection.
For seasonal cafes: Another inspection automatically takes place on the day following the expiry date of your licence to ensure all infrastructure has been reinstated and the café has been removed.