Let's get down to business licence renewals

January 6, 2022

The City of Kelowna is a great place to do business and businesses both big and small contribute to the economic resiliency of our community. As a business owner, there is a lot to think about, including renewing Business Licences with the City and the deadline of Jan. 17 is fast approaching. 

“Renewing Business Licences annually allows the licencee to operate a recognized, legitimate business ensuring compliance in areas such as building codes and safety protocols, which is important for the owners, patrons, and the City,” said Terry Kowal, Business Licence Manager. “Creating a City Property account offers licencees benefits such as accessing past bills and business licences, going paperless, receiving bills, renewing and paying online, and much more.”

On Dec. 3, renewal notices were issued for e-billing subscribers, and paper billing renewal notices were mailed out Dec. 10, allowing time to renew before the Jan. 17 deadline.

A business licence is required to own or operate a business in Kelowna, including retail and commercial establishments, management and professional firms, and home-based businesses. Business licences must be renewed annually and are subject to a $25 late payment penalty if not paid by Jan. 17, 2022. 

For information about Business Licensing, how to do it online, and more, visit kelowna.ca/business to get started.