Permit for a sales spot in front of a shop

You can use the pavement in front of your shop for presentation and sales operations.

You can use the pavement in front of your shop for presentation and sales operations without the city's permission if all of the following terms are met:

- the space used is a maximum of 0.8 metres wide, i.e. it does not extend beyond 80 centimetres from the wall of the building,
- there is at least 1.5 metres of free space left for pedestrian traffic,
- the building owner has agreed to the use of the space, and
- there are no other obstacles to using the space.

If the terms above are not met, apply for the city's permit for a sales space.

If the sales space extends more than 80 centimetres from the building wall, a rent of €2 per m2 per month will be charged for the entire area.

Apply for a permit for a sales spot in front of a shop

Fill in the application and send it via email to the inspectors: ulkoilma@hel.fi.

Fill in a form

Application form

Application instructions

Describe the operations you are planning for the area you are renting as in much detail as possible in the application and its appendices, and include the information on whether you plan to set up any structures, such as containers or fences.

Enclose the following attachments

  • Your company’s trade register extract (no older than 3 months)
  • An agent’s power of attorney (if the company applying for the spot is not signing the application)
  • A map of the area to be rented. Map templates are available on the Map Service(Link leads to external service) or via City Survey Services, for example.

    a. Location plan in scale 1:500 or 1:1000. The location plan must show the location of the rented area.

    b. Layout plan in scale 1:100 or 1:200. The layout plan must show the location, dimensions and total area (in square metres) of the rented area.