Before you sign a lease or purchase property, you may wish to check with the Planning and Licences & Bylaws departments at City Hall to make sure you may occupy the premises for the type of business for which you are applying.
If the Daycare is to be operated out of your home a Home Based Daycare application must be completed and submitted to the Licences & Bylaws Department.
If the Daycare is to be operated from a commercial location a Commercial Licence application must be completed and submitted to the Licences & Bylaws Department.
The licensee must maintain compliance with all Maple Ridge Bylaws, the business must be in compliance with the property use requirements of the Zoning Bylaw, inspections are required and the licensee must hold current operating approval from applicable regulatory bodies.
Maple Ridge participates in the Fraser Valley IMBL program covering 13 municipalities. The IMBL allows mobile businesses related to the construction industry to operate in more than one municipality, under one licence, rather than obtaining non-resident licences from each municipality.