The City of Grande Prairie requires all non-resident businesses to obtain a municipal business licence.

A non-resident business is a business that operates within the City’s municipal limits, in whole or in part, but does not have a permanent Grande Prairie business location.

As non-resident businesses do not pay City taxes, the fee for a City business licence is higher than for those businesses that maintain a base business location within the city.

May 1, 2021 - Business Licensing Process Improvements

With the recently passed Business Licence Bylaw C-1393 , effective May 1, 2021, non-resident businesses will now have an option to apply for a 3-day temporary licence or a 3-month temporary licence.

In addition to these improvements, certain contractors and direct sellers (door-to-door sales) will see new improvements to their business industry.

Non-resident businesses will see an increase to their business licence application and renewal fee, effective May 1, 2021.

Step 1: Apply for the Business Licence

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Licence Fee: $420.00

The business may be required to submit additional regulatory requirements (PDF, 235 KB) as part of the business licence application.

Step 2: Application Review

When you apply for a municipal business licence, certain criteria are checked before the business licence certificate is issued.

We review the application details and follow-up with any questions we may have or submittal requirements that are missing from the application.

Step 3: Issuance of the Business Licence

The business licence certificate is issued once all required submittal requirements are approved and there are no concerns.  The business licence will be mailed to the mailing address on file.

Business Licence Expiry:

The business licence expires at midnight, at month end, one calendar year from the initial date the licence is issued, unless otherwise specified. 

Business Licence Renewals:

A renewal notice will be emailed to the email address on the licence file on the first day of the month when the business licence expires. Please note to check your junk mail folder as some email address domains have been known to redirect our renewal notices.

In addition to the business licence application, some business activities have further provisions to follow when applying for a City of Grande Prairie business licence.