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, backyard parking, 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
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