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

The City turns off the lights to ...

March 22, 2017

Red Deerians are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday to conserve energy and raise awareness of climate change in celebration of Earth Hour.

Urban chicken cap increases in Red Deer

March 21, 2017

Red Deer City Council has approved final reading to an amendment to the Chicken Bylaw, which increases the overall number of chicken licenses allowed across the city.