Business License Application Form

Complete the following application form to apply for a Business License. This form must be completed entirely and submitted to the City of Fort St. John for approval prior to business operation.

Alternatively, you can download and print an application form [PDF - 359 KB] and submit it in person to the City's Planning and Engineering Department at the Beaton Building (10003 - 110 Avenue)

Note: Completing this application does not guarantee the approval of a Business Licence.

Please review the City of Fort St. John Zoning Bylaw [PDF - 5 MB] and the City of Fort St. John Business Licence Bylaw [PDF - 4 MB] for further information.

Will you be installing signage?If yes, a sign permit may be required. Please review the City of Fort St. John Sign Bylaw for more information

Business Information

if applicable
Please review the City of Fort St. John Zoning Bylaw for more information.
Will this business require tenant improvements?
Does your business require the storage of materials at the business address?
Are any of the materials listed above hazardous? (optional)If yes, you should contact the Fire Department regarding property storage.
Does your business involve providing goods or services at a job site away from the business address?For example, carpet cleaning or home renovations.
Do you use vehicles in the operation of your business?

Business Address

Mailing Address

if different

Property Ownership Consent (Home-Based Business Licence Only)

Please include the names, addresses, and phone numbers for all property owners

Applicant's Declaration

Business licences are effective from January 1 until December 31 of each year. They are non-transferable. Any change to a business’s operating location or ownership requires a new Business Licence Application be submitted for approval. For more information please review the City of Fort St. John’s Business Licence Bylaw.

Any person contravening any provisions of the Business Licence Bylaw shall be guilty of an offence punishable under the provisions of the Community Charter section 264 of the Offence Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c338.

The information provided in this application is for the purpose of determining the applicant’s eligibility for a Business Licence in the City of Fort St. John pursuant to Bylaw(s). In completing and submitting this form, you have declared that all the information provided herein is correct and consent to the sharing of such information with all applicable City of Fort St. John departments and related agencies for the purpose of required inspections and approval of this Business Licence Application. The applicant declares that they have read and agree to comply with all stated regulations and bylaws enacted by the City of Fort St. John as well as all Provincial and Federal laws required.

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