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Business licence bylaw is under review

Our business licence bylaw is undergoing review and here’s what you need to know! We are working with our neighbouring municipalities to incorporate clear and consistent regulations that will reduce barriers for businesses. This will allow us to be responsive and provide decisions for new and existing clients looking to our area as a great place to grow  their business. 

Regarding the popular Tri-Municipal licence, if you are a City of Spruce Grove active business licence holder, you can go into the Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County to do business at no additional fee. Alternatively, if you have an active business licence with the Town of Stony Plain or an approved development permit to run your business in Parkland County, you can apply for a City of Spruce Grove business licence at no fee. This will be in place until our business licence bylaw revisions are complete.

Business licence types

There are three types of business licences in Spruce Grove. Determine which type you need, and then follow the steps to submit your application.

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 recommend 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 or materials stored on-site, 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 or materials are not stored on-site.

You can apply online for business licences and renewals.

Non-resident business licence

A non-resident business licence is required for businesses located outside of Spruce Grove’s municipal boundaries but operate in part, or wholly, within City limits. This includes all contractors and sub-contractors. You can apply online for business licences and renewals.

Temporary business licence

Businesses that operate in Spruce Grove for five consecutive days must have a temporary licence. Contractors must complete their work, and request an inspection within those five days. You can apply online for business licences and renewals.

Have more questions?

Contact Planning and Development.