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
Note 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.
Note In-person scheduled appointments. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available.
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2