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.
Note Your business licence expires on December 31 each year. Renewal notices are sent out in November by email or mail.
Manage your licence and account
Steps to renewing your business licence
All payments received after December 31 are subject to a late payment penalty of 10% of the licence fee or $40, whichever is greater.
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