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.
Manage your licence and account
Steps to getting a business licence
Contact the business licence offices
Location to pay only:
Ground Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Avenue
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm
Location to pay and update licence information:
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
8:30am to 4pm
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2
Key resources to to help you start or expand your business in Vancouver.