Applications & Fees

Applying for a Business Licence

To apply for a business licence, you will need to submit a completed business licence application form [PDF - 137 KB] along with the application fee. Depending on the type of licence you are applying for, you may also be required to submit supplemental documents (e.g. Parking Plan [PDF - 809 KB]) and permit applications. These requirements can be found listed specifically with the information about the specific licence you would like to obtain. 

When complete, applications can be submitted in person at Town Hall (45 View Royal Ave) or by using the Drop Box (to the left of the main doors at Town Hall).

Application & Annual Licence Fees 

Application fees are due when you deposit your application with the TownIf applying for your business licence after July 1st, the fee is prorated to half for the remainder of the calendar year. Licences are valid for the calendar year January 1st to December 31st regardless of application date.  

Licence Type: Fee:
Apartment $15.00/unit
Bed & Breakfast $100.00
Cannabis Retail $2000.00
Commercial Large (>5000ft²) $200.00
Commercial Small (<5000ft²) $100.00
Home Crafts $50.00
Home Occupation $100.00
Intercommunity $170.00
Intermunicipal $100.00
Pub or Liquor Sales $500.00

Payment Options

  • In Person: cash, cheque, debit or credit cards are accepted at Town Hall. Town Hall is open for walk-in visits with physical distancing measures in place. Although not required, appointments are still encouraged. Please note we are unable to take payments over the phone.
  • Online: payment is now available for business licence renewals. Click here for more details.
  • Drop Box: place your cash or cheque and supporting documents in an envelope and place it in the drop box (to the left of the main doors at Town Hall). We will process your payment promptly each morning (Monday to Friday). Please indicate if you would like a receipt mailed to you.

Renewal & Late Fees

Licence renewals are sent out each year in November. Renewal payment is due no later than January 31st of the renewal year. A late fee will be applied for all outstanding licences on February 1st of each year. The minimum late fee is $25.00. 

Fines for Operating Without a Licence

Businesses found to be operating without a valid business licence will be fined no less than $100.00/day until such time as the licence is obtained or business activities cease.  

For more information about business licences: