Commercial Business Licence

  • you must know the legal address of the building you want to purchase or lease before you fill out the Commercial Business Licence Application (PDF)
  • 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
  • there are different requirements under the Zoning Bylaw (PDF) and Building Bylaw (PDF) for uses such as retail, office, restaurant, manufacturing, beauty salon, etc.
  • each space in a building has its own specific approved use. The use of that space cannot be changed without approval and/or permits
  • the licensee must hold current operating approval from applicable regulatory bodies
  • submit a completed Commercial Business Licence Application to the Licences & Bylaws Department along with a minimum payment of $110.00
  • inspections may be required for your type of business. Our Business Licence Coordinator will advise you what inspections, if any, are required. For more detailed information on the inspection / approval process, please review our Commercial Business Licence Application Process Guide (PDF)
For direct assistance and guidance through the licensing and potential permitting process you may contact our Business Licence Coordinator by email or phone at 604-467-7378.