Your Guide to Business

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Bid & Business Opportunities

Bid opportunities and requests for proposals can be found on the following websites. Visit our Bid Opportunities page for more information about working with the City of Penticton.

Business Licensing

We can help you get your business up and running as quickly and effortlessly as possible. Here are some steps you can take to get started with the necessary licences and permits.



Are you planning to renovate your commercial property before opening your business? Depending on the extent of your upgrades, a building permit may be required (including plumbing and mechanical, electrical, signage, etc.). Some buildings will also require an inspection from the Fire Department.


Both the electric and water utilities are owned and operated by the City of Penticton. Our customer base includes residential, commercial and industrial users.

Property Taxes

Property taxes are collected to pay for many of our essential community services such as hospitals, libraries, schools, parks, sidewalks, policing, fire protection and emergency rescue. Visit our Property Taxes page for full details.

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