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Business Licenses

Any person owning or operating a business within the District of Clearwater must obtain an annual Business Licence to be prominently displayed in their place of business.

  • Licence fees apply to a calendar year (January 1st to December 31st).
  • Business licence fees are pro-rated 50% for new businesses commencing after July 31st
  • Fees vary according to the business category.

For information about new licences or to make changes to an existing licence, contact us at 250-674-2257.

To apply to a business licence, complete the Business Licence Application Form.

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BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to
information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and
grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal

Benefits of BizPaL

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time
consuming and frustrating. BizPaL was created to help identify what you may require, quickly and
easily. The information you need is available from a single source; entrepreneurs spend less time
dealing with red tape  — saving effort and money in the process  —
and more time building their business. The service is the result of strong collaboration between
the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with
the following benefits in mind:

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  • It’s free to use
  • It saves time
  • It’s available 24/7

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