New Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw
On November 27, 2023 the Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw No. 12585 was adopted by Kelowna City Council.
Business structure and the way we do business has evolved since 1996. Getting a business license will now be easier than ever before, through a more effective and streamlined process:
- Navigating the application process is now simpler as the City has streamlined Business License category types from 138 down to 33 – the includes the addition of categories for contemporary business models.
- The City has also modernized its fees to reflect how businesses have evolved.
- That means removing restrictive fee calculations like square footage and number of employees, and adding more inclusive standard fee schedules that are consistent with other municipalities in the region.
- The new base standard fee is $160.00, which reflects cost-recovery on processing.
Learn more details about the new bylaw: