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Business licences

Explore the types of business licences you can apply for, and apply for and manage your business licence.

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.

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.

Cancel your business licence application

Find information on cancelling your business licence application.

Starting a small business

Key resources to help you plan, finance, register, locate, license, and operate your business in Vancouver.

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