Companies operating vehicles with more than three axles must obtain a Reduced Speed Road Permit when using reduced speed roads.
The permit may require the use of traffic control persons or pilot vehicles, at the discretion of staff. Permits are free of charge.
We are currently drafting bylaws in anticipation of the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada. These bylaws relate to land use and zoning, retail locations and rules, and public consumption. Regulations will be tailored to best suit our community while working within the federal legislation and provincial framework.
Vehicles that are used for any business purpose within City boundaries in the ordinary course of a business undertaking must annually purchase and display a commercial vehicle decal.
The licence period is from January 1st to December 31st of each year. The fee is based on the GVW (gross vehicle weight) of the vehicle and ranges from $25 to $40 and is payable by cash, cheque or debit.
Many types of home based businesses are permitted in Kelowna. The Zoning Bylaw and the Business License Bylaw regulate home businesses based on the type, the number of expected customers and employees, and the amount of space required within your home to operate the business. Businesses that require many employees, large amounts of space, or generate increased traffic are generally not suitable for a home based business. Anyone operating a business from their home within city boundaries must obtain an annual business licence from us.
The Purchasing Branch is part of the Corporate & Protective Services Division. Central Stores is located at the Public Works Yard.
The Purchasing Branch provides professional expertise on the sourcing of goods, services, and construction contractors for City business units and providing the best overall value. The Purchasing Branch is the only functional area authorized to issue purchase orders (POs). The public competitive bid process is administered in compliance with City Bylaw and Policy, Canadian procurement law, and all applicable Trade Agreements.
Formal Public Tendering
City Bylaw No. 11477 is used to set Purchasing Policy.
Apart from the overall authority granted to the City Manager, only the Purchasing Branch is authorized to initiate formal public invitations to bid (formal Public Tendering):
The City uses the Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD) as the standard construction documents for many of its civil work projects. The links below are provided for review and information purposes only. Each project using the MMCD documents will have contract documents that will take precedence over the information below and will contain some of the information listed as appropriate.
Supplementals & reference links
Stratification of a building can take many months to get from the initial application to an approved stratificiation. If you are new to stratifying we strongly suggest that you hire an agent to work with you on your proposal. You may choose a BC Land Surveyor, an engineer, or a development consultant.