Change of business ownership

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Have you recently purchased a business? Please use this form to apply for a business licence change of ownership. 

Please note: a change of ownership is much like a new business licence application and may trigger new inspections as well as approval from other agencies such as Interior Health, The Fire Department, etc. depending on the nature of your business. 

There is a $50 non-refundable charge for all change of ownership applications.

If you are not the business owner, an owner's authorization form must be uploaded with this application. 


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This is the business name (also referred to as the Trade) listed on the existing business licence.
If the business name will change with the new ownership, please enter the new name here.
An owner's authorization is required if this application is being completed by someone other than the business owner.
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.