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 and Building Bylaw 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 Coordinator - Licences & Permits will advise you what inspections, if any, are required. For more detailed information on the inspection / approval process, please review our Business Licence Application Guide