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Business Licence Brochure

Business Licensing and Regulations Bylaw No. 0087

Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 0028

The operation of any business activity within the District of West Kelowna (DWK) requires a Business Licence. The licensing fees are identified on Page 22 of the Fees and Charges Bylaw B0028. The annual fee is due into DWK on January 1 of each year. Payments received after January 31 will be subject to a late fee of $25.

To learn more about business licence procedures in the District of West Kelowna, please click here to view our brochure.

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 $150.00 on top of the yearly municipal licence fee. If one applies for the licence after August 1, the fee is then reduced to $75.00 for the remainder of the year.

For more information on Inter Community Business Licences and a list of participating municipalities, please click here.

BUSINESS LICENCE FEE STRUCTURE

On October 25, 2011, Council adopted bylaws to create a standard, four-tier Business Licence Fee structure:

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

Approximately 900 businesses will pay the basic fee. Five hundred require a fire inspection and will be charged the basic fee plus a $75 surcharge. Six businesses hold a Liquor Primary Licence and will also contribute $225 annually for increased policing costs associated with their type of business. Three hundred and eighty inter-community licence holders will pay a $150 fee set by the Province of British Columbia.

District of West Kelowna business licence fees will be phased in as follows:

FEE LEVELS

2013

2014

TIER 1

$60

$60

TIER 2

$135

$135 

TIER 3

$360

$360

TIER 4

$150

$150

 

CONTACT US

For any name, address or ownership changes, or if you are no longer operating your business within DWK, it is your responsibility to notify us.

All questions and inquiries may be directed to the Business Licence Department at:

Phone Icon (778) 797-8820
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

 

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Last updated: 1/13/2014 11:03:49 AM