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Get a business licence

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

All businesses in Vancouver require a licence to operate. This ensure all business locations are safe and meet land-use requirements.

Business owners are required to get a business licence, but not employees.

Steps to getting a business licence

Contact the business licence offices

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

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

Starting or expanding a small business

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