To operate a business exempt from licensing under federal or provincial statutes. For example, physicians and lawyers do not require business licenses to set up a practice.
For a craft sale, a rummage sale, a flea market or a residential garage sale, as long as the sale is less than seven consecutive days.
To operate a registered charitable or non-profit organization, or a licensed family day home.
For a non-resident business to deliver goods in the town, as long as those goods were purchased from a place or business outside the town.
Banff Resident Businesses whose gross annual revenue is less than $30,000 per calendar year may be eligible for a fee reduction. To claim this discount, you will need to sign the statutory declaration on the business license application form.
Businesses that start operating during the calendar year will have their license fee prorated based on the quarter operation begins.
Businesses that are closed for a renovation requiring a development permit may be eligible for a discount based on the amount of time the business is closed.
Business license fees are non-refundable.
Refunds will not be issued to a business that discontinues operation before December 31.