Business Licensing

A Business Licence is required for anyone conducting business within McBride's municipal boundaries. This includes businesses that are located outside of McBride, but operate within Village boundaries, seasonal businesses and home-based businesses. The Business Licence program ensures that businesses operating in McBride comply with Village Bylaws and other regulations.

Business Licences are valid for a calendar year, from the date of purchase to December 31, of that year.

Business Licences are transferable on a case by case basis.

Businesses holding a valid Business Licence, and who provide consent, will be listed in the Village of McBride Business Directory.

Steps to Business Licence approval include:

1. Submission of a completed Business Licence Application Form and all required permits. Please download and complete the Village of McBride Business Licence application form and return it to the Village office for review and approval:

2. Village staff will review the completed application and all required Northern Health permits to ensure that your business complies with all applicable bylaws/agency requirements including:

3. Once approved, the applicant will be contacted to attend the office to pay for the Business Licence and will leave with the licence to post in the place of business

Business Licence Most Common Fees are outlined in Schedule J of the Village of McBride Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 805 as follows:

Business Type Fee
Commercial $100
Farmer's Market $100
General Contractor $100
Mobile Vendor $100
One-time Only Mobile Vendor $25
Carnival $250
Home Business $50
Licence Transfer/Assignment Fee $20
Application Fee $0

Active Business Licences are to be renewed in January of each year. If there are any changes to your business licence (including email address, phone number, location, etc.), please advise the front desk at the time of renewal. Business owners are responsible for keeping all Village records with respect to their business up to date.

Business Licence Renewal Form

Village of McBride

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