Business Licence

The City of Fort St. John recognizes that strong, successful businesses are the foundation for a healthy community. Everyone benefits from the employment, improved shopping and services, and broader tax base created by a vibrant local economy. The City is dedicated to creating a business-friendly environment that encourages local businesses to grow and prosper and that attracts new investors and businesses to the community.

Business Licence Fee:
  • $25 deposit fee is required with application
  • $125 each new business licence or renew the business licence
  • $130 for inter-community licence

  • OneStop Business Registry
  • Business licence application forms can be downloaded from the bottom of this web page or available at City Hall.

The application can be submitted in by drop in;mail; E-mail or fax.


Approximately takes 7 to 10 business working days. If Fire Department or Health inspections are required it may take longer.

Make Changes:

Under the City of Fort St. John business Licence Bylaw:

  • If moving to a new location or Change of an ownership: It will be a new application required
  • If a mailling address changes:It needs to be noticed in writing to the City of Fort St John.
  • If Business name changed:It needs to submit a Cerficate of name change's copy with a notice to the City.
  • If Business closure: Written notice is required with the date of closure and owner's signature.

Inter-Comunity business licence:

In addition to the standard Fort St. John licence, businesses now have the option of purchasing an Inter-Community Business Licence for $130.00. This licence is to be purchased IN ADDITION to a regular Fort St. John business licence and will permit the business to operate in the following communities:

  • City of Dawson Creek
  • District of Chetwynd
  • District of Hudson's Hope
  • District of Taylor
  • District of Tumbler Ridge
  • Village of Pouce Coupe

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Business Licences
Address: 10003 - 110 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6M7
Phone: 250.787.8156
Fax: 250.787.8181
Notes: Located on the main floor of the Francis Beaton Building