Business Licenses

Coldstream Business Licences

Business licences are available at the Building Department in the Municipal Hall. Coldstream business licences run from January 1st - December 31st, with payment due on or before February 15th of each year. No licence fee paid hereunder shall be refunded.

Business Licence Bylaw No. 1021 (consolidated) (PDF)

Business Licence Fee Schedule (PDF)

Business Licence Application Form (PDF)

In most municipalities in the North Okanagan, a business licence is required to operate a business within the community. A business is generally defined as "the carrying on of a commercial or industrial undertaking of any kind or the providing of professional, personal or other services for the purpose of profit or gain". A business licence must be held by the owner or operator of a business, and in the case of more than one business premise, a separate business licence is required for each location. 

This provision does not apply to any business exempted from the requirement to hold a business licence by operation of any provincial or federal statute or regulation. Non-profit organizations registered under the Society Act are also exempt from acquiring a business licence.

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Note: A Coldstream Business Licence Application form must be submitted to the District.