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.
For more information regarding business licences, please contact the bylaw compliance and business licensing department at 250 954-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.