New Business Licenses

Depending on the nature of your business, you may require a City of Red Deer Business License. A Business License signifies that you have met The City of Red Deer's licensing and land use requirements, and are permitted to operate your business within Red Deer.

Starting a Business

Use BizPal to find out what permits and licenses you need to start your business. The service simplifies the process by asking a series of questions on your type of business, and providing a list permits and licenses needed from all levels of government, along with resources to learn more.

Apply for a Business License

If you have a business, you’ll need a license. Read Applying for a Business License to learn more.

Renew your Business License

Learn more about the ways to renew your business license.

Occupancy Permits

An Occupancy Permit indicates the building is safe and compliant with the Land Use Bylaw.

Some businesses require a business license and an Occupancy Permit. However, if your business type is not listed on the menu on the right you may only need to apply for an occupancy permit.

News & Notices

Overnight shelter to be considered by...

December 5, 2017

With Safe Harbour Society securing provincial funding to provide overnight shelter service at the location of the existing daytime warming centre (5256 53 Avenue).

City tests its emergency plan

December 5, 2017

Some City facilities might be busier than normal when The City puts its emergency plans to the test as part of an emergency response exercise on December 6, 2017.

City reacts to the location for...

December 4, 2017

In reacting to the Provincial initiative for supervised consumption services, City Council considered the where and how of supervised consumption services at a special council meeting tonight.