Processing of applications
Access to the Business Licence Office is by appointment only. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available.
To help process your applications more quickly, we have moved to a digital approach for applications, enquiries, and payments:
- Submit your business licence application by mail or email
- Renew your business licence online
- Customer enquiries, contact us online
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, 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.
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