Balconies on a light brown four-storey apartment building with short trees in front

Bed and breakfast business licence

Processing of applications

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 faster, we have moved to a digital approach for applications, enquiries, and payments.

  • Submit and renew your business licence online
  • Contact us online for customer enquiries

 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, contact the Development and Building Services Centre.
  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 Licence Office

Contact us online

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

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