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Bed and breakfast business licence

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: business licence

September 3, 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
  • Customers enquiries, email licenceoffice@vancouver.ca

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

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