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Business licences

Contact us about business licences

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Phone: 311

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

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon

In this section, find information about the types of business licences you can apply for, and how to apply for, cancel, and manage your City of Vancouver business licence account.

You can apply for and renew your business licence online.

Types of businesses

Information about the types of business you can apply for in the City of Vancouver.

Get a business licence

Find out how to apply for a business licence, additional requirements, and other approvals you might need.

Cancel your business licence application

Find information on cancelling your business licence application.

Manage your business licence account

How to update your account information, renew your licence, transfer your licence, get a copy, and close your business licence account.

Information for new business owners

BizPal is an online tool that provides information on permits and licences from three levels of government based on a simple question-and-answer wizard.

BC Corporate Registry provides the legal framework that all BC businesses, nonprofit societies, cooperative associations, and financial institutions operate within.

OneStop Business Registry is a public sector partnership offering integrated business registration, business address change, and liquor licensing services based on the Business Number.

Small Business BC is British Columbia's key resource for business information and services.