Manage your business licence account

Find out how to manage your business licence account:

  • Forms that you might need to fill out.
  • Fees that you might have to pay.
  • Where you send your requests.
  • How long it will take.

Manage your business licence account

Renew your licence

Your business licence expires on December 31 every year. Renew your business licence online, in person, or by mail. Find out more about renewing your licence.

Transfer your licence

To transfer a business licence, the new business must be the same type of business as the current one. Learn how to transfer a business licence in person or by mail.

Update your account

Update your business name, trade name, mailing address, business address, and licence type on your business licence account.

Get a copy of your licence

Request a copy of your original business licence in writing. Send your written request by email, mail, or in person.

Close your account

If you close your business, please tell the City so we don't send you licence renewal notices. You can tell us by phone, email, mail, or in person.

Contact us about business licences

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
Ground floor
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Phone: 311

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am to 4:00pm

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot,
between Cambie and Yukon