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Bed and breakfast business licence

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: business licence

October 4, 2021: Access to the Business Licence Office is by appointment only. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available.

To help process your applications more quickly, we have moved to a digital approach for applications, enquiries, and payments:

  • Submit your business licence application by mail or email 
  • Renew your business licence online
  • Customer enquiries, contact us online

Processing times are currently delayed. We will contact you with questions or next steps once we have processed your request.

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

Contact us online

Our Licence Office email address has been deactivated. We will no longer be processing emails sent after October 4, 2021, and all correspondence will be through our new online form.

In-person scheduled appointments. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available. 

Development and Building Services Centre
Ground Floor
515 West 10th Avenue

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