Licences, Permits and Bylaws
District of Maple Ridge
Randy Herman Safety Building
11960 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
Tel: 604-467-7305 (General Bylaws)
Tel: 604-467-7440 (Business Licencing)
Tel: 604-467-7384 (Dog Licencing)
Fax: 604-467-7445 email@example.com
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When starting a business, the use of Lawyers and Accountants is definitely recommended. For most businesses, requirements are simple:
Are you looking to build a business in the District of Maple Ridge? You may find that the most difficult part of starting a business is the initial set-up and paperwork, the District, through BizPaL, is providing prospective business owners with easy, one-stop access to related business information. To access BizPaL, click here.
Business Names, Partnerships and Limited Companies
Business Names, Partnerships and Limited Companies must be registered with the Province. Names must be searched before they can be registered with the Province. You may operate as a Sole Proprietor under your own name without need of registration of the company name. Appropriate forms are available from the Government Agent or online at the BC Business Registry.
If you anticipate your annual gross revenue, from sales of GST taxable goods and services, will be greater than $30,000 you are required to register for the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Registration forms are available online at the Canada Revenue Agency or by calling 1-800-959-5525.
All individuals and corporations are liable for the payment of Provincial and Federal income tax. As a self-employed Sole Proprietor or Partner, you will file a statement of Income and Expenses with your Personal Income Tax return.
Local Licensing is controlled by the District of Maple Ridge. Business Licence application forms may be obtained from the Business Licences, Permits and Bylaws Department. The application is reviewed for correct zoning for commercial and industrial land uses and for the type of business. Business licence fees in Maple Ridge range from $110.00 and up.
The District of Maple Ridge's Department of Strategic Economic Initiatives can assist new businesses with site selection, business plan development, economic data, statistics, research collection and distribution trends. Please contact this department at 604-467-7320.
The OneStop Business Registry is a public sector partnership offering integrated
Business Registration and
Business Address Change services based on the
Business Number. All OneStop services are available online from the local Government Agent Office or at their office located at 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge.
Fifty percent of licenced businesses in Maple Ridge are home based, as a result we have a very active home based business association. For more information on becoming a member or attending one of their monthly meetings or informative workshops contact the Ridge Meadows Business Association at 604-476-7688.
When a new firm opens, it must register with WorkSafe BC's Assessment Department. There are very few types of businesses that are not covered by the Act. It is the employer's responsibility to check if the company must register. Contact WorkSafe BC to determine if your business requires registration.