New Business Licence Bylaw in Effect January 17, 2022
The new bylaw provides clearer, more consistent regulations that help reduce barriers for businesses. It also allows the City to respond more quickly and decisively to new and emerging business types.The bylaw contains a  new, tiered fee schedule and updated licence categories that better reflect the types of businesses operating in Edmonton. Visit for more information.

April 6, 2021

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.

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.

Your business licence must be renewed yearly, or every two years if you have a two year licence, in order to continue to operate your business.  Renewal allows you to maintain a valid business licence without having to repeat many of the application requirements.

A valid business licence indicates to your customers that you run a responsible business that follows the rules and regulations - including zoning, health, fire and building code, and public safety requirements. Requiring all businesses to meet minimum regulatory standards also helps create a level playing field within the business community.

Some development, permit, licensing, and construction and inspection services are still operating at adjusted levels.