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.

Downtown Red Deer

Whether you own a business or work at one of our many great downtown establishments, find information to help you enjoy downtown and continue to make it a vibrant and thriving place to be.

News & Notices

Recommended 2018 Operating Budget ...

December 13, 2017

With a focus on sustainability and a significant investment to address community safety for the citizens of Red Deer, the recommended 2018 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining and enhancing quality.

Servus Credit Union to sponsor free...

December 12, 2017

Today, Servus Credit Union with The City of Red Deer affirmed their commitment to accessible recreational opportunities in Red Deer in the form of a free community skate.

Toys for Tickets wraps up with 300 ...

December 12, 2017

More than 300 toys were collected through the annual Toys for Tickets program this year and delivered to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau.