The City of Castlegar has a number of licenses that are required in various circumstances.

All documents are downloadable below. In addition, all license applications and documentation may be accessed via:

  • Pick up at City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, during regular office hours ( 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m)
  • Mail or fax. Please contact City Hall at 250-365-7227 to request.


In accordance with Business Licence Bylaw 1337 any person wishing to start a business, to expand or to relocate an existing business within the City of Castlegar must obtain a business license. This requirement is contained in the Community Charter, which gives the City the responsibility of monitoring the changing business environment within Castlegar.

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. 


If you own a business that performs a service in more than one community by moving from client to client rather than a fixed place of business, you can apply for an Inter-Community Business License, in accordance with City Bylaw 1246 .

This includes but is not limited to trades, plumbers, electrician, cleaning services, pest control or other similar businesses.

An Inter-Community Business does not include businesses selling goods or services from fixed or semifixed locations where customers come to them. (eg. Fruit stands, roadside vehicle vendors, mobile stores, flea markets, concession stands and trade shows.)

The fee for an intercommunity business licence 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. 


For additional information on business licence procedures, contact the Director of Development Services at:

Phone: 250-365-7227



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

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Every dog living within the city limits over the age of 8 months must be licensed by the City of Castlegar. If a lost dog has been licensed, it is easier to assist in finding the dog's rightful owner.

Annual Fee Schedule:

  • Spayed or Neutered - $20.00
  • Not Spayed or Neutered - $55.00
  • Pit Bull or Staffordshire Terrior (Purebred and Cross) - $1,000.00


For additional information on dog license procedures, please contact:

Phone: 250-365-7227

Related Links:
InterCommunity Application
Inter-Community-Application.pdf [196 KB]
Last Changed: Jan 03, 2020 01:31pm
Bylaw 627
Bylaw-627.pdf [217 KB]
Last Changed: Mar 15, 2018 05:12am
Business Licence Application
BusinessLicenceApplication.pdf [33 KB]
Last Changed: Mar 15, 2018 05:11am
InterCommunity Business Licence
Consolidated.1246.Inter.Community.Bylaw.pdf [225 KB]
Last Changed: Jan 03, 2020 01:34pm
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