New business licence

All businesses operating in the City of Quesnel must obtain a business licence.

Please read The Information and Guide for Business Licence Applicants prior to starting the process.

Business owners may complete the form below, and upload all required documentation, or complete the printable version to bring to City Hall with copies of all required documentation.

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Business Licence Form (printable)

Payment is not currently accepted online for new business licences. Business owners may pay in person (cash, debit, cheque) at City Hall, or may call City Hall to arrange a bank transfer (250-992-2111). For business licence fees, view the consolidated Comprehensive Fees and Charges Bylaw.

For an accommodation business, complete the Accommodation Business Licence application form.

All business licences expire on December 31st of the current year. Renewal notices are mailed in December for the following year to the current address we have on file for your business.

Business Information
(“Doing Business As”)
Physical Location of Business
Mailing Address of Business
(if different from physical location of business)
Owner Information
(If applicant is a minor, written acknowledgment and consent by a parent or guardian must be provided as per the Business License Bylaw)
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Former Business Information
(if applicable)
Business Location Information
(Walls, plumbing, electrical, painting, flooring, etc. Note: permits may be required)
If yes, you must obtain a sign permit. The charge for a sign permit is waived if the permit application is received within two weeks of Business License approval.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Section A – All Businesses: complete all sections that apply
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Home Based Business Only
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Documentation
(i.e. Driver’s License)May be provided in person at City Hall.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
May be provided in person at City Hall.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

I/We, the undersigned, confirm as the applicant and/or business owner(s) that the above noted information is correct and agree to comply with all relevant provisions of the Business Regulation and Licensing Bylaw, any other applicable City bylaws and other laws in force, now and in the future. Further, failure to meet these obligations may result in the business license being suspended or reported to City Council for possible revocation.

I/We, the undersigned, understand that renewal fees are due January 1st of each calendar year and that I/We will notify the City of Quesnel if I no longer require a business license.

I/We, the undersigned, understand that the personal information collected on this form is collected for the purpose of processing this application and for the administration and the enforcement of this business license. The personal information collected is under the authority of the Community Charter, Local Government Act and the City’s bylaws. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, this application and associated documentation may become part of a public record.

Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Director of Corporate and Financial Services, Kari Bolton, at (250) 992-2111.

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