Business Licensing

The City of Castlegar welcomes you to do business with us. Any person wishing to start, expand, or relocate a business within the City of Castlegar must obtain a business license. A Business is defined as the carrying on of a commercial or industrial undertaking of any kind or nature or the providing of professional, personal or other services for the purpose of gain or profit.

Download a Business License Application

We are a member of the West Kootenay Inter-Community Business Licensing program which is directed to those businesses that are mobile and may conduct business within several of our communities. The fee for an intercommunity business license is $100.00 and is separate and additional to any municipal business license fee, which may be required.

Download a Inter-Community Business License Application

NEW Open Streets Pilot Project

The City of Castlegar has initiated a six-month Open Streets Pilot Project in support of our business community by making our streets, sidewalks, parking areas and open spaces available to assist businesses in meeting the physical distancing measures of the Province and to encourage our residents to get outside and feel safe. We want to see our community not only survive - but thrive in this new normal.

For more information on this initiative and how you can participate please visit Castlegar Connects  or download the applicable application forms below. 



BizPaL is an online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licenses and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow your business from the federal, provincial and participating municipal governments. Click below to be directed to the BizPal website 

Operating-Guidelines-Mobile-Food-Vending-Program.pdf [536 KB]
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Open-Streets-Pilot-Project-Permission-Form.pdf [108 KB]
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Open-Streets-Pilot-Project-Application-Form.pdf [152 KB]
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Open-Streets-Encroachment-Agreement.pdf [145 KB]
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Inter-Community-Application.pdf [196 KB]
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BusinessLicenceApplication.pdf [33 KB]
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