Business Licences

Business Licences are required for anyone providing a service or operating within City limits, ranging from contractors coming in from out of town, a retail store operating from a commercial location or an accountant operating an office from home.

Licences are valid from January to December, and are to be renewed each year that the business is operating. Short-Term licences are also available, valid for four consecutive months within the calendar year.

There is more to consider than simply getting a Business Licence. Ensure you have reviewed the Steps to Starting a Business page to determine other requirements.

Apply for a Business Licence

Online

You can apply for your Business Licence online using MyLicence.

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In person / email

Alternatively, you can select the appropriate application form from the list below based on your business operation:

If you do not own the property where your business is based, you will also need a signed Letter of Authorization (pdf)  from the property owner. You are also required to submit a Letter of Intent (pdf)  along with your application.

Submit your completed application package to Inspections and Licensing in one of the following ways:

  • Email: licensing@reddeer.ca 
  • In person: Inspections and Licensing, 3rd floor, City Hall. 4914 48 Avenue, Red Deer.
Renew your Business Licence

To renew your business licence, we encourage you to go online to MyCity or MyPayments to update your file and pay the renewal fee. 

Methods of payment include:

Online  MyCity or MyPayments
Bank Contact your financial institution
Mail Inspections & Licensing
Box 5008
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4
In person Cashier
First floor, City Hall , 4914 48 Avenue

   

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