City working to help Businesses through the “Circuit Breaker”

DUNCAN – The City of Duncan recognizes that the new Provincial Health Orders put in place Monday, March 29th, will once again provide a difficult time for businesses.   The City will follow previous initiatives implemented to assist meeting distancing requirements:

  1. Restaurants and coffee shops can temporarily utilize their own on‐site parking areas, without application, so long as all other current provincial and municipal requirements are followed.
  2. General retail businesses, or liquor primary establishments, can apply to use their own on‐site parking areas; staff will expedite the review of these applications.
  3. Restaurants, coffee shops, liquor primary, and any retail establishment can apply to use portions of nearby streets, parking, or public property; staff will expedite the review of these applications. Businesses can fill out and submit a Work on City Property Application, available on the City website.
  4. On April 6, 2021 Council will consider an extension to waiver of permit fees and deposits for the Work on City Property Permits for these instances.
  5.  Any business can use the sidewalk, without permit, so long as they leave 4 feet for pedestrian passage.

City Hall is open for in-person financial transactions from Monday-Friday (statutory holidays exempt).

Please enter City hall by the rear door, always wear a mask, and use the hand sanitizer at the entrance.

Please exit through the front doors only.

Preferably, City Hall staff can be reached by phone 250-746-6126 or

If you have any questions on these processes, or other ideas that may assist you, please contact Peter de Verteuil, CAO, at 250‐746‐6126 or

2021-03-30-City-working-to-help-businessesthrough-the-Circut-Breaker.pdf (310 downloads)

Work on City Property Application Form