Business licences are not transferable. Any person who acquires a business or a controlling interest in any business from any person licensed under the Business Licensing and Regulation Bylaw (PDF) shall make application for a new business licence. It is the responsibility of the previous owner to close his/her account with the City of Maple Ridge by completing a Business Closure Form (PDF).
Moving Your Business
If you are moving your business to another location in the City of Maple Ridge, a new Business Licence Application (PDF) must be completed and submitted to the Bylaw, Licensing & Community Safety Department. If the applicant holds a current business licence and is a home-based daycare or commercial business, a transfer fee of $50.00 must accompany the new application. If the applicant does not have a current City of Maple Ridge business licence, the minimum licence fee of $110.00 must accompany the application. Applications can be found online or at the Bylaw, Licensing & Community Safety Department front counter.