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Business Licences

This page was last reviewed on October 10, 2018.

Business Licences

A business, including a home-based business, must be a permitted use of the zone of the parcel in the Zoning Bylaw.

A licence is required for all businesses operating in the Village of Cumberland.

A business licence is valid from January 1 to December 31. For new businesses that are issued a licence after June 30, the fee is reduced by 50%.

A business is defined as 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, but does not include an activity carried on by any government, its agencies, or government-owned corporations.

Mobile businesses have the option of applying for an additional inter-community business licence by using the forms below.

Regular Business Licence Application

Home Based Business Licence Application

Fees

Licence fee: $110 per year

Inter-community business licence fee (optional): $150

Upon initial application and/or renewal, the following fees may be imposed:

  • Fire and Safety Inspection: $100
  • Criminal Record Check: $40
  • Building Inspection: $50

Renewal

Invoices to renew your licences for the following year are mailed to you in November each year. To renew your licence, the fee must be paid by December 15.

Cannabis Retail Sales

Cannabis retail sales require a temporary use permit to meet land use requirements as well as a business licence. View the Cannabis Retail Sales policy for more information. Check the Village’s Bids and Tenders page for cannabis retail sales requests for proposals or contact planning staff at the Village office at 250-336-2291 for more information.

Home Based Businesses

A business licence is required to operate a home based business in the Village of Cumberland. Please check with the Village whether your businesses is a permitted use in the Zoning Bylaw. Regulations for different types of businesses and signage are also set out in the Zoning Bylaw.

Fees

Licence fee: $110 per year

Upon initial application and/or renewal, the following fees may be imposed:

  • Fire and Safety Inspection: $100
  • Criminal Record Check: $40
  • Building Inspection: $50

Inter-Community Business Licences

Cumberland is participating in a inter-community business licence program. Find out more about this optional licence for mobile businesses.

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