Approval to obtain a business licence is dependent on:
- Ensuring the location of your intended premise has the appropriate zoning;
- The premise has the correct occupancy permit for the desired use;
- The desired business name does not conflict with an existing business.
You are encouraged to contact us prior to a decision being made on leasing or purchasing a particular premise to ensure you can obtain a business licence for the site. For more information; 250 954-4650.
Changes to Current Business Licences
The City must be notified of any change to a business, including new ownership, change of mailing address, relocation or closure of the business. To notify the City of changes, please complete and submit the business licence application form indicating the appropriate changes. Businesses should not continue to operate until the City has approved changes to the licence.
Inter-community Business Licence
Municipalities from Campbell River to Sooke participate in the inter-community business licence program which makes obtaining a business licence easier and less costly for businesses that provide services in more than one central Vancouver Island community. This initiative saves a business from obtaining a separate business licence from each community in which the business wishes to do business or provide services.