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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.

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.



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