The County does not issue business licenses or business permits; however, we do issue approvals to operate a Home Occupation. These approvals are provided at no charge to ratepayers who wish to operate a home based business.
Home Occupation Definition
A Home Occupation means any occupation, trade, profession or craft carried on by an occupant of a dwelling as a use secondary to the residential use of the dwelling or a farm building but where there are only minimal business visits, product storage, or deliveries.
Application for Approval for Home Occupation
Please view our application for approval (PDF) to operate a business. There is no application fee. Application for Approval for non home-based Business
Ratepayers wishing to operate any minor business, business service, personal service, or commercial business must obtain approval through the Development Permit process.
Director of Planning and Economic Development Email