Business Licensing

Benefits of a Business Licence

All businesses in the City of Maple Ridge require a business licence. Some of the benefits to obtaining a business licence include:
  • makes your business a legal operation in terms of the City of Maple Ridge's Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw
  • lists the business in the City of Maple Ridge Business Directory (home-based, commercial and daycare business licences only)
  • enables the City to regulate the types and locations of businesses conducted within its jurisdiction
  • supports the development of promotional materials aimed at attracting business investment and job creation
  • assists with the development of demographic and statistical information on the local business climate
  • supports parking enforcement, community policing and Adopt-A-Block Program


We have a Business Licence Guide to assist you with applying for a business licence.

If you are applying for a commercial business licence, please review our commercial business licence application process information guide. For direct assistance and guidance through the licensing and potential permitting process you may contact our Coordinator - Licences & Permits via email or phone at 604-467-7378. 

You can download a copy of our business licence application or request that one be sent to you by mail or fax. Or you can pick one up at the Licences & Bylaws Department at City Hall. 

Intermunicipal Business Licence (IMBL) 

Intermunicipal Business LicenceYou may be eligible for an upgrade that allows you to do business in 11 communities across the Fraser Valley under one licence.