Running a Business

Running a business isn't easy; there are lots of things to take care of before you start. In this section, you'll find help and resources to get you on your way, and learn how to access more help if you need it.

New Business Licenses

Running a business requires a license. Here you will find information on how to obtain a business license.

Renewing Business Licenses

Find relevant information for your City of Red Deer licensed business.

Commercial/ Business Permits

Find a list of permits required to run a commercial business.

Steps to Starting a Business

A step by step guide to get your business up and running.

Inspections

Find out when you need to get an inspection and learn how to request a building, mechanical or electrical inspection.

Occupancy Permits

Find out when you need an Occupancy Permit and how to apply.

News & Notices

Final quarter crime statistics...

February 23, 2017

Red Deer’s 2016 crime statistics, coupled with an update on the 2016-2017 Annual Policing Plan (APP), show a slight decrease in persons crimes, while property crimes continue to drive the overall increase in Criminal Code offenses...

Call for nominations for Mayor’s ...

February 21, 2017

There is only one week left to nominate someone for a Mayor’s Recognition Award, which celebrates outstanding contributions to our community.

Council approves utility rate changes

February 21, 2017

At this evening’s regular Council Meeting, Council passed Third Reading of changes to the Utility Bylaw that will see rate changes effective March 1, 2017.