Your Guide to Business

All great ideas start with a conversation. Bring us your business and building plans so we can help you get started as quickly as possible.

Come speak with us. Drop in to City Hall, phone or send us an email. Our Economic Development Office will answer your questions, review your proposal and help guide you through the steps. We’ll connect you with any other departments required.

Does your proposal involve renovations or construction? Our building department is standing by. It’s this hands-on approach that makes the difference. We do things differently here – and that’s part of the magic of doing business in Penticton.

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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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