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You might need additional permits for the type of business you want to conduct in Vancouver

Permits you might need for doing business

Along with a business licence, you might need additional permits for the type of business you want to conduct in Vancouver.

Various types of businesses and the location where business is conducted are factors in what kinds of permits you might need.

Permits you might need for doing business

Businesses in parks

Get permits and information on working in a public park as a performer, artist, instructor, and professional.

Commercial business permits

Find out what kind of permits you might be required to have to do business in Vancouver.

Licensing your commercial vehicle

To use a vehicle for business purposes, you need an annual commercial vehicle licence decal (and maybe a permit plate). Apply for and manage your decal and plate.

Event permits

Special events in Vancouver may require a number of permits, depending on the location, the type of event, and more.

Sidewalk retail

Sidewalk retail: Vancouver offers a number of opportunities for kiosks, carts, and other retail businesses on City sidewalks. Learn more here.

Contact us about business licences

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Phone: 311

Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon

Looking for a permit for your building or renovating project?

Building and renovating permits

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