The City of Revelstoke works closely with new and existing businesses. The Development Services department supports business services through the following licences and permits.
- Business Licence
All business licence applications are review by the Development Services Department and regulated through the Business Licence Bylaw and the Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw. Business Licence fees are charged on an annual basis and outlined in the Fees & Charges Bylaw.
- Change to an Existing Business Licence
If your business changes (i.e. location, ownership, name, use), it is a requirement to update your Busines Licence with the City, in order to maintain the validity of the business’s licence. The types of changes the City is concerned with are name changes, ownership changes, location changes and update of use of the business. To recognize the change to your business, the City will require a completed Update to an Existing Licence Application. For some changes, such as location or use changes, additional inspections may be required.
- Cancelling a Business Licence
Once a Business Licence is issued it will auto-renew on December 31st, on an annual basis, unless it is formally cancelled. Cancelling the Business Licence is the responsibility of the Business Licence holder and must be done immediately to avoid unwanted, additional charges associated with a business that is no longer operational. If you wish to cancel your Business Licence, please fill out the cancellation form.
- Encroachment Permit
For business owners who wishes to encroach on City sidewalks or road rights-of-way with retail displays (sandwich boards or additional outdoor seating areas (i.e. patio)
- Sign Permit
The City of Revelstoke’s Sign Bylaw No. 2054 provides regulations on all signage within the City of Revelstoke.
- Mobile Vendor
Mobile vending is business that is carried out entirely from a mobile unit, whereby, the entire stock of goods, wares, merchandise, or foodstuffs offered for sale is actually carried and contained within a unit that is designed to be or is mobile at the time the items are offered for sale within a fixed period of time (i.e. Food trucks and trailers, bicycles, carts, etc.).