Business Licenses

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Business operating within the City that do not operate out of a local commercially taxed premises are required to obtain an annual business licence. A copy of the full Business Licence bylaw is available here, or by contacting City Hall. Home Based Businesses and Childcare Centers must also follow the regulations in Sections 4.5 - 4.7 of the Zoning Bylaw, which can be viewed here.  
 
A general overview of the changes is available in this document. For more information, view the business licence brochure here.
 
Newly operating business or those who have not previously held a license are required to fill out an application form (available below). A simplified renewal form is available for annual renewals. There is a $25 discount for renewals made before the deadline of February 28 for most business licence types. Online payments may be made following the instructions in this document
 

Business Licence Application Forms

Below are the application forms that will be in use effective January 1, 2019. Please note that we do not guarantee same day processing for business licence applications. Depending on the application volume and complexity, it may take up to five business days for your application to be reviewed and an approval decision issued. 

Due to the change in application process, the annual deadline has been extended from January 31 to February 28. 

Basic Application Form - Used for All Business Types (includes directory listing information) 

Additional Forms Required for Specific Business Types

  • Home Based Businesses - for all business operating out of a residence in Meadow Lake, including daycares and preschools
  • Taxi - for all taxi operators within Meadow Lake
  • Trade Show / Farmers Market - for all events with multiple vendors being covered under a single licence
Annual License Renewal Forms
 
Business Licence Directory
Beginning in 2019, all licence holders will have the option of having their business information included in an online business directory on the website.