A Public Place is generally defined as a place that is 'owned or under the control of Council, any part of a public place that is opened to, or being used by the public.'
COVID-19 Outdoor Dining Permit form
As an immediate step to support Hamilton's hospitality sector, the Council is waiving outdoor dining permit fees until the end of June and making it easier for new applications.
Provides rich and diverse culinary, entertainment and art experience that generate vitality and discourse.
Promotes enterprise to all its communities
Encourages the chance encounter, where casual contact can flourish to generate new possibilities and development.
Celebrates Hamilton’s character, reflecting the uniqueness of its setting and enhances the culture of the city and its people.
Adds to the city’s vibrancy and strengthening the existing function of areas.
Factors taken into consideration when approving a permit are public safety, location, time, type of activity and whether the activity will create a public nuisance.
If you have any concerns with regards to your activity please contact us.
Applying for a permit
Municipal Building, Garden Place
Fees and Charges