Start a business

Penticton is open for business! We want to get you started as soon as possible – so complete our e-application and OneStop to register your business and obtain B.C. business numbers and get going quickly!

Our process

Have you visited OneStop to register your business and obtain a B.C. business number? Great! Now complete the e-application form or our PDF application below, and then City business licence representative will contact you to complete the process. 

*Please note, effective January 1, 2020 a non- refundable  application fee will be required prior to processing your business licence application.  The application fee will be credited towards the approved annual licence fee.  

Helpful info

Apply today!

Fill in our easy e-application form to get started. If you've already applied for a business licence through OneStop, you don't need to complete the City of Penticton's e-application form.

Our PDF applicaiton form is found here: Business Licence Application  [PDF - 177 KB]

How long will it take?

Business Licence approvals can vary depending on the licence type. But typically, as long as your business is within an appropriate zone, and you do not require additional approvals from other agencies a business licence can be issued within 3-4 weeks.

If you're planning on substantial renovations or have a business that doesn't quite fit within the established zoning, this may take a bit more time. Talk to our business licence representatives today about your options: 250-490-2488 or email.

Have questions?

We are here to help. Contact our business licence expert today: 250-490-2488 or email.