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Sales space in front of a shop

You can use the pavement in front of your shop for presentation and sales operations without the City’s permission, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • the space used does not extend beyond 80 centimetres from the wall of the building
  • there is at least 1.5 metres of free space left for pedestrians
  • the owner of the property has agreed to the use of the space
  • there are no other obstacles to the use of the space.

When do you need a permit?

When the sales space extends further than 80 centimetres from the wall of the building, you need a permit for sales operations.

  • You can apply for the permit online via Lupapiste.
  • Alternatively, you can fill out the application form (pdf) and submit it via e-mail to the address ulkoilma@hel.fi.
  • Please include a map of the area to be rented in your application.

What does it cost?

When the sales space extends beyond 80 centimetres from the wall of the building, the entire sales area is subject to a rental fee of EUR 2/m²/month.

Good to know

Restaurants and cafés must apply for a terrace permit for outdoor serving.

Contact information

If necessary, you can contact the inspectors (pdf) by phone on weekdays at 10:00–11:30 or via e-mail at ulkoilma@hel.fi.



19.03.2020 11:06