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.


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

Consuming cannabis in public, which...

September 4, 2018

Consuming cannabis in public, which includes smoking and vaping cannabis, is prohibited after City Council approved an updated Smoke Free Bylaw tonight.

City Council approved a new Business...

September 4, 2018

City Council approved a new Business Licence Bylaw (3609/2018) today that will require all businesses operating in The City of Red Deer to obtain a business licence.