Business Licenses (Active - Resident)


New Westminster has an annual renewal of approximately 4,000 business licenses each year. Business Licensing also issues licenses for liquor establishments and municipal decals.

Things to know

1) Before you sign a lease, it’s important for prospective business owners who are applying for business licenses to check with the Building, Planning and Licensing divisions on property they wish to lease or buy in regards to outstanding orders or issues pertaining to that property.

2) Before you sign a lease, check with the Planning and Building Department to make sure your business is a permitted use on the site.

3) Before you purchase a sign for your business, review the requirements of the sign bylaw with the Planning Division. Click here for Sign Permit information.

4) Each space in a building has its own specific approved use and sometimes the use of that space cannot be changed without approval and/or permit.


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Last Updated
Jul 27, 2021
Business and Economy


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