Business Licences




Recent amendments to the Business Licensing and Regulations Bylaw No. 0087 now require every registered Society conducting a business incidental to its societal or charitable objectives within the City of West Kelowna, to obtain and hold a valid Business Licence.

If you are operating as a registered society within the City of West Kelowna, you are required to apply for and obtain an annual business licence.

A Commercial Business Licence for any operations that provide a service or sell a physical product:

For additional information please contact the Business Licence Department at 778-797-5520.

Applying for a Licence

The operation of any business activity within the City of West Kelowna requires a Business Licence. The licensing fees are identified on page 22 of the Fees and Charges Bylaw B0028.

The annual fee is due January 31 or will be subject to a late fee of $25.

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To learn more about business licence procedures in the City of West Kelowna, please view our brochure.

Business Licence Fee Structure

The City of West Kelowna has a four-tier Business Licence Fee structure:

  • Tier 1 - Basic = $60 per year
  • Tier 2 - Basic + fire Inspection = $135 per year
  • Tier 3 - Basic + fire Inspection + policing = $360 per year
  • Tier 4 - Inter-municipal = $150 (set by province)

Business Licences by Type

For more information on business licences by type, please select from the following:

Inter-Community Business Licence

If your business operates in more than one municipality, you may be eligible to purchase an Inter Community Business Licence. This licence is available for an annual fee of $150 on top of the yearly municipal licence fee. If one applies for the licence after August 1, the fee is then reduced to $75 for the remainder of the year.