Approval to obtain a business licence is dependent on:
- Ensuring that the location of your intended premise has the appropriate zoning;
- That the premise has the correct occupancy permit for the desired use;
- That the desired business name does not conflict with an existing business.
You are encouraged to contact City Hall prior to a decision being made on leasing or purchasing a particular premise to ensure you can obtain a business licence for that site. For more information, call 250 954-4650.
Inter-Community Business Licence
Twelve municipalities from Campbell River to Duncan participate in the inter-community business licence program which makes obtaining a business licence easier and less costly for businesses which provide services in more than one central Vancouver Island community. This initiative, new in 2014, will save a business from obtaining a separate business licence from each community in which the business wishes to do business or provide services.