Limited / Incorporated Company / Charitable Organization / Professional Certification
Yes, I have attached documents of Incorporation and Notice of Articles. (Photo copies accepted); or
I request that the city obtain the documents of Incorporation and Notice of Articles and acknowledge that I will pay a $30 fee plus
applicable taxes to the City of Victoria for this service.
Yes, I have attached a copy of my professional certificate / trades qualification (a professional or trades person that need to be
certified to conduct business).
Please note: If you are submitting a business licence application for a restaurant or any establishment which will be serving
food/drinks, you are required to submit a seating plan and layout of the establishment, which will include the number of staff and
number of seats for customers. As well as a layout of the equipment for the Permits and Inspections Department. (Digital pictures will
If you have purchased the shares/assets, or the inventory of an existing business, you must provide a copy of the Share
Purchase Agreement or the Asset Purchase Agreement.
Home Based Occupation
Home Occupation refers to the making, servicing, or repairing goods and the provision of services for hire from a residence. To qualify
for a Home Based Business Licence the applicant must reside at the location they are applying for, be the only person engaged in the
business and comply with the Home Occupation Bylaw No.84-44 Schedule D – Zoning Regulation Bylaw No.80 (attached).
Businesses in a variety of mobile trades (e.g. caterers, contractors, towing services) can purchase a business licence that is honour
throughout Greater Victoria. Applicants must purchase this licence from the municipality in which their business office is located,
either your home or a commercial location.
Completion of this application does not guarantee approval of application. Approved licences will be issued only upon receipt of
payment of Business Licence fee. Conducting business without a valid licence is an offence for which penalties are prescribed. Be
advised that the minimum penalty in this case is a fine of $250 per day, for each day that the offence continues (Bylaw No. 89-71 Sec.
IMPORTANT: This information is being collected for the purpose of determining the applicant’s eligibility for a Business Licence in the
City of Victoria pursuant to its Bylaw(s). In providing this information, you have consented to its use for the above-described purpose and
declare that all the information provided herein is correct. This information may be shared with applicable City of Victoria departments and
related agencies for the purpose of required inspections and approval of this licence application. Applicant has read and agrees to comply
with the stated regulations and bylaws of the City of Victoria. Licences are effective from January 16 to January 15 of the following year
are non-transferable, and the licence fee(s) paid are non-refundable. I understand I cannot commence business until such time as a
business licence has been approved and issued.
Checklist for applicant:
• Application signed and completed in full √
• Documents attached (Incorporation/Certification/Share Purchase Agreement) (if applicable)√
• Detailed Site Plan/Layout of Business provided (if applicable)√
• Occupant Load/Floor Plans of Building (if applicable)√
Applicant’s Name (Individual completing form): ___________________________________________________________
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