Apply for a Business Licence

A valid business licence is required to conduct business in Penticton. This includes home-based businesses and rental accommodations. Licences must be visibly displayed on the premises and are valid for one year from the date of commencement.

Step 1: Do Your Research

Before securing your business location, or deciding whether to operate a home-based business, ensure you have conducted a business name search, registered your company name and confirmed with the City whether your business location is suitable. Follow these easy steps below to quickly guide you through our application process.

Step 2: Which Category of Business Do You Have?

Before filling out your application, you’ll need to determine which licence category best describes your business. Each of the categories has its own requirements and this will determine which licence you require. Please select your category below to begin. Note that if your business is seasonal or a special event and requires a short-term licence, please go directly to our Seasonal & Special Event Business page.

Business Categories

Step 3: Check for Additional Requirements

Forms & Applications

Payment & Processing

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