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!
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.
- Check out our Guide to Doing Business in Penticton [PDF - 605 KB]
- You have options for business licence types
- Licencing Fees - Fee Schedule 2020 [PDF - 100 KB]
- Apply for an electric utility account]
- Resources are available
- Additional resources for starting your business
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.
We are here to help. Contact our business licence expert today: 250-490-2488 or email.