By phoning 3-1-1
Pay by credit card and receive your new licence by mail. Outside Vancouver, phone 604-873-7000.
Pay by cheque or money order issued to the City of Vancouver. Make cheques and money orders payable to the City of Vancouver. Send your payment and renewal notice to the mailing address on this page.
Receive your new licence by mail:
- In 2 to 4 weeks if you renew from March to October
- In 8 to 10 weeks if you renew from November to February
Pay by cash, debit card, credit card, cheque, or money order. Make cheques and money orders payable to the City of Vancouver. Bring your payment and renewal notice to the location on this page.
Expect long line-ups at our locations from November to February during our busy times.
Receive your new licence in person.
Restarting your business
Did you close your business licence account:
A late payment penalty of 10% of the licence fee or $40.00, whichever is greater, applies to all payments received after December 31.
Exception for contractors operating from an out-of-town location
Not sure yet if you're working in the City of Vancouver next year? No problem.
You can renew your business licence after December 31 – once you have work lined up in the City – with no late payment penalty, but only if your business address is outside Vancouver.
Otherwise, if your business address is in Vancouver, then the late payment penalty fee applies even if you have not yet started working in the City for the year.