Business Licence Fee Reductions
To help support local businesses through the pandemic recovery, the City is providing all businesses with a 50% reduction in business licence fees. The fee reduction will be automatically applied when businesses renew their existing licence or apply for a new business licence between now and March 31, 2022.
Online payments have been suspended until April 9, 2021 to allow the City time to program the fee reduction into its payment systems. Business licence fees paid prior to April 1, 2021 will not be eligible for refunds. Businesses that already paid licence fees between January 1 and March 31, 2021 will receive the fee reduction when they renew their licence in 2022.
Most Commercial and Home Based Business licence applications or renewals can be made online.
- By phone at 780-442-5054 (credit card only)
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- By mail
Credit card payments will only be accepted for payments under $5,000, and EFT will only be accepted for payments over $5,000.
Mandatory Public Health Measures
The Government of Alberta announced the move back into Step 1 of its Path Forward effective April 6 at 11:59pm. This includes COVID-19 restrictions for retail, hotels and community halls, performance and performance groups, youth sports, and recreation. Additional restrictions for restaurants take effect April 9 at noon. Step 1 restrictions will remain in place until further notice. For more information visit the business and service restrictions section at alberta.ca/covid19.
COVID-19 Business Support
We know that businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 and this has been extremely challenging. Please visit the City’s COVID-19 business support webpage for information on steps the City is taking to support business owners.
Reporting Health Order Violation Concerns
The City will support the new restrictions announced by the province by continuing to activate our enforcement teams.
Through close coordination with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Edmonton Police Service (EPS), teams of Peace Officers will work 7 days a week to support Face Covering bylaw enforcement and Public Health Order enforcement. While enforcement has occurred throughout the pandemic, the City will now concentrate our efforts on public spaces, gatherings and businesses.
For complaints on face coverings, vehicle-for-hire services, outdoor spaces, playgrounds and dog parks, use the City of Edmonton general complaint form. For complaints on self-isolation restrictions, mass gatherings, workplaces or businesses not complying with closures please visit the AHS Complaints form.
For physical distancing concerns, use the City of Edmonton physical distancing form. NOTE: This form is only for analyzing changing trends, not for enforcement.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-442-5054