Business Approvals

The County does not issue business licenses', however, we do issue approvals for very small scale, low intensity businesses, or for businesses which already have development permits but are changing ownership. 

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 Business Approval  


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. 

Contact Us

  1. David Blades


    Director of Planning and Economic Development
    Email
    Phone: 780-361-6235

    Jarvis Grant


    Development Officer
    Email
    Phone: 780-361-6222

    Erin Ballhorn


    Assistant Development Officer
    Email
    Phone: 780-361-6239


    Amber Tripp


    Assistant Development Officer
    Email
    Phone: 780-361-6238

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