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Learn more about Edmonton's Business Licence Bylaw and other regulations that business owners need to know.

Please refer to COVID-19 Support for Edmonton Businesses for information and resources available to you during this difficult time.

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 edmonton.ca/BusinessLicenceBylawRenewal for more information.

The City of Edmonton’s ​ Business Licence Bylaw 20002 states that every person or company that conducts business in Edmonton is required to have a business licence. 

A 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.