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Bed and breakfast business licence

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

Business licences

The Business Licence Offices are currently closed for in-person visits. Use email, mail, or online services (if available):

  • Submit your business licence application by mail or email 
  • Renew your business licence online
  • Customers enquiries, email

Get support for your local business

A bed and breakfast (B&B) is a temporary accommodation in a home that includes breakfast. To run a B&B in your home, you need a rental property business licence.

Before you apply for a licence

  1. Your address needs to be in zone that allows for bed and breakfasts. To check, phone the Development and Building Services Centre at 604-873-7611.
  2. Your home needs to meet the safety requirements in our bed and breakfast accommodation guidelines   (80 KB). To meet the requirements, apply for a building permit.

Steps to getting a bed and breakfast licence

Contact the business licence offices

Location to pay only:
Revenue Services
Ground Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm

Location to pay and update licence information:
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground Floor
515 West 10th Avenue

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

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4pm

Mailing address:
Revenue Services
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2