Licences & Permits
Why permits are needed
The City issues permits and licences for the development, construction and use of all commercial, industrial, institutional or residential properties and buildings. The permits set standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Edmonton and ensure Edmonton's reputation as a great place to live, work and do business.
Permit and licence approvals are made based on legislation from the Municipal Government Act, Municipal Bylaws, the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw, and the Alberta Building Code.
We consolidated permit and licence applications so that the customer can apply for any of the following permits and licences at one central location: development, building, and mechanical permits, business, personal, taxi and pet licensing, and inspections.
Payment card security policy effective July 1, 2012
The City of Edmonton, in accordance with the Payment Card Industry security standards, has taken measures to protect your payment card information.
We are required to delete applications submitted with credit card information by unsecured methods such as fax or email.
If fee payment is required as part of your application, we accept cash, debit, cheque or credit card. If applying by fax, email, or mail, a service representative will call you to advise you of your fees.
Permits/Licences are not issued until all fees have been paid.
Alternate methods of payment:
Attention: Fee Payment
5th Floor, 10250–101 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5J 3P4
Service Line: 780-442-5054
BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences
BizPaL is an Online Business Permits and Licences Service which will provide you with a customized list of which permits and licences you will need to obtain from all levels of government, including the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton, to properly license your new business.
After providing some generic information about the nature and scope of your current or proposed business, you will be instantly provided with a customized list of potential permits and licences from all levels of government that you may require to operate your business.
For more information:
Current Planning Service Centre
5th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311