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:

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.