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Business licences

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

Any organization doing business in or from Vancouver must have a business licence.

Apply for and manage your business licence. Explore the types of businesses that require a business licence.

Get a business licence

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

Renew your licence

Your business licence expires on December 31 every year. Renew your business licence online, in person, or by mail.

Manage your business licence account

Update your business licence account information, transfer your licence, get a copy of your licence, and close your account.

Cancel your business licence application

Steps to cancelling your business licence application.

Types of businesses

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

Starting or expanding a small business

Key resources to to help you start or expand your business in Vancouver.

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