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Business licences

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

Business licences

The Business Licence Offices are currently closed for in-person visits. Use email, mail, or online services (if available):

  • Submit your business licence application by mail or email 
  • Renew your business licence online
  • Customers enquiries, email licenceoffice@vancouver.ca

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

Location to pay only:
Revenue Services
Ground Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue

Phone: 3-1-1

Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5pm

Location to pay and update licence information:
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground Floor
515 West 10th Avenue

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

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4pm

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