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 licence. 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. Please email your completed Business Licence Application to firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Pay/Renew your Business Licence
- Pay By Credit Card [Online Only]-Pay your Business Licence by credit card. Please note there is a 2.5% user fee for credit card transactions charged by PAYTM. Pay By Credit Card Here
- Pay Online Through Your Bank - Login to your online banking. Add a payee, choose the City of Castlegar Business Licence (if available) and enter your Business Licence number to make a payment.
- Send a Cheque in the Mail - Include the bottom portion of your Business Licence invoice and mail to City Hall at 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7.
- Bring Your Invoice to City Hall - Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pay via cash, cheque or debit.
We are a member of the West Kootenay Inter-Community Business Licencing 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 licence is $100.00 and is separate and additional to any municipal business licence fee, which may be required.
New Fee Structure Changes
Existing 2021 Business Licence renewals will be based on the former bylaw and will not see a fee change until 2022. Please be made aware that all new Business Licence Applications will fall under the new fee structure.
Open Streets Pilot Project
The City of Castlegar has extended its six-month Open Streets Pilot Project to end of October 2021 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.
Mobile Food & Retail Vending Guidelines
The City of Castlegar encourages the use of the public realm for outdoor mobile food and retail vending to activate underutilized City streets and public spaces to create places for creative and social activities. Please see attached Mobile Vending Guidelines.
The Castlegar Fire Department is dedicated to improving the overall safety of businesses within our community. This brochure will assist you with the Fire Department portion of your business licence application. Every business in our community is required to operate with a valid business licence in accordance with the City of Castlegar bylaws, the BC Fire Code, and the Fire Services Ac
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