Who Needs A Business License
All businesses operating within the City of Fort St. John are required to have a valid business licence or a valid inter-community business licence. See our Business Licence Bylaw [PDF - 15 MB] for more information.
Why do I need a business licence?
A business licence ensures that your business follows the following rules:
- Zoning regulations [PDF - 31 MB]
- Building codes
- Fire codes
- Health regulations
- Other community safety requirements
What happens if I don’t have a valid business licence?
A business operating without a valid, unexpired Business Licence will be subject to a business licence fee increase of ten percent (10%) for each month the business operates without a licence.