Apply for a Business Licence

To apply for a business licence in Spruce Grove, first determine which type of business licence you need, then follow the detailed steps provided below and submit the applications/permits required.

Resident business licence

Resident business licences are required for commercial, industrial and institutional operations within Spruce Grove. They are also required for home occupations and home offices within the city.

Types of resident business licences:

  • Commercial, industrial or institutional business
    If you are changing the use of an existing business space or moving to a new location you will need to apply for a development permit before a business licence can be issued. We suggest you do not sign a lease or begin interior alterations until you get a valid development permit. To help you through the process, use the City’s checklist for small business applications.
  • Home occupation
    If you increase vehicle and/or pedestrian traffic to your home or have goods/materials stored on-site as a result of your business, you require development approval for a home occupation before a business licence can be issued.
  • Home office only
    Home office licences are for home businesses with no customer visits, no increase of vehicle or pedestrian traffic and where goods/materials are not stored on-site as a result of the business.

Tri-municipal business licence

Resident businesses located in the City of Spruce Grove are eligible for a tri-municipal business licence, which would eliminate the need for a separate licence in the Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County. To apply for a tri-municipal business licence, you must already have a valid resident business licence, submit an application with the applicable tri-municipal business licence fee.

Non-resident business licence

A non-resident business licence is required for businesses whose business location is outside of the municipal boundaries of Spruce Grove but who operate in part, or wholly, within city limits. This includes all contractors and sub-contractors. To apply for a non-resident business licence, submit an application with the applicable non-resident business licence fee.

Temporary business licence

Businesses that operate in Spruce Grove for three consecutive days (72 hours or less) once per calendar year must have a temporary licence. Contractors must complete their work, and request an inspection within the 72 hours. To apply for a temporary business licence, submit an application with the applicable business licence fees.

Submit a business licence application

Business licence applications can be submitted:

  • By email:
  • By fax: 780-962-1062
  • In person:
    414 King Street
  • Spruce Grove, Alberta
  • By mail:
    City of Spruce Grove
    Planning and Development
    315 Jespersen Avenue
    Spruce Grove, Alberta
    T7X 3E8


Contact Planning and Development.