COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note Processing times are currently delayed. We will contact you with questions or next steps once we have processed your request.
If you work from home, you may need a business licence. A home-based business is a business whose office is located in the owner's home. The primary use of the building is residential, with its secondary use as a home office.
Example of home-based businesses: contractors, gardeners, painters, and some online businesses can be home-based businesses.
Apply for a licence
You will need a general business licence to have a home-based business.
Contact the business licence offices
Location to update licence information:
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2