The existing service location closed on February 24 at 4:30pm. Effective February 27, this service is now provided in Edmonton Tower at the Edmonton Service Centre 10111 104 Avenue.
Open Window: One-on-One Support for Small Businesses
Are you a small business owner? Is this your first or second time opening a business? Then make an appointment for one-on-one support to:
Understand the business licence, building permit, and development permit requirements prior to starting the process
- Explore location options for your business
To book your Open Window for one-on-one support, please contact:
- Adam Shamchuk at 780-496-8651 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Business Licences
If you are starting a business in Edmonton, you will need a business licence.
A business licence is a good investment. Having a licence shows your customers that you are a legitimate business that complies with local laws and regulations.
Anyone providing goods or services in Edmonton is required to have a licence.
Separate Licences for Each Location
Business licences are location-specific and you usually need a separate licence for each location from which you operate. Some exemptions to this rule are people who sell their product in a public market, exhibition hall, or are travelling or temporary sales people.
For businesses that hire subcontractors, the subcontractors must have their own business licences.
Moving or Selling the Business
If you change your operations or move your business to a new location, you will need to have your account reviewed to determine if a new development permit or business licence category is required.
Licences are non-transferable. If you sell or close down your business, please contact our office.
Business Licence Resources
Our lists of resources can help entrepreneurs get their business open and running.
A number of business-related forms are on the permit form listing page.
Three forms are particularly relevant:
- Commercial Business Licence Application Form
- Home-Based Business Licence Application Form
- Non-Resident Business Licence Application Form
Online business licence renewal is available through.
Other City Resources
The fee listing page includes relevant business, development permit and other related fees.
Anyone interested in selling, displaying or distributing goods or services on a public street or other public space should consult the Vending Permit page.
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Mentoring and Training
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Regulations and Standards
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The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC)explain the requirements for various categories of licences.
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