No person shall carry on or operate any business within or partly within the Town without holding a valid business license issued pursuant to the provisions of the Business License Bylaw. Before applying for a Business License, please ensure you've fulfilled the Development Permit and Building Permit requirements. Permit requirements may vary depending on the project.

A business can be run from a Commercial, Industrial, or Home location. Prior to applying for a Business Licence please ensure you've been approved for the following permits and inspections:

Residential, Commercial, Indsutrial Businesses' may require:

Out of Town Non-Residential Business License

Anyone conducting business in the Town of Strathmore must apply for a Business License.  If the business is situated outside of the Town limits, it is classified as a Non-Residential Business License.

Other Business Licenses

See Schedule “A” of the Business License Bylaw #10-08  for the Fee Schedule and Business License Classifications.

Provincial Approval

Provincial Approval is required if:

  • Prepayment for any portion of the contract is received;
  • You buy, sell, lease, repair and or maintain automobiles, trucks, or recreational vehicles; or
  • You manufacture or process food products intended for human consumption

Invoicing for Business Licenses

A Business License is valid for the calendar year of the application date.  The calendar year runs from January 1, of the current year to December 31, of the same year.  After July 1, any new applications for Residential Business Licenses will be pro-rated to half (50%) of the yearly fee.  Invoices are mailed out within the first 2 weeks of December.

If you are no longer operating a business within the Town of Strathmore, it is your responsibility to either contact the Town, or to sign at the bottom of your invoice, verifying that you are no longer operating a business.  Closed businesses will not be invoiced.

Fees are due and payable by the last week in January of the current calendar year.  Anyone operating a business without paying the associated fees is in violation of the Business License Bylaw #10-08.  To obtain a Business License, an Application Form  must be filled out and the fee is to be paid in full.  Business License forms are also available at the Town Office.  Click here for Business License Fees.