You will need to obtain zoning approval if you are:

  • starting a new business
  • moving your business to a new location, or
  • changing business activities in an existing location 

Examples of changes to business activities include:

  • A cafe that will now serve alcohol
  • A 50-seat restaurant now seats 200 patrons
  • An auto body shop that will now perform engine repairs

Zoning approval is required in order to obtain a valid business licence.