What you need to know
If you are taking over an existing business:
- Your new business must be the same type of business as the existing business; for example, an existing restaurant's business licence can only be transferred to a new restaurant
- The business licence can only be transferred once per calendar year
You cannot transfer over a home-based business licence.
Steps to transferring a business licence
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