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Apply for a Town of Banff Business License

If you are working outside of the Town of Banff (town boundaries) - example; the Rimrock Resort Hotel or the Juniper Hotel; you will require a Parks Canada business license only. Please call Parks directly at 403.762.1530 to inquire. 

If you are a resident of the Town of Banff (living and working in Banff) and wish to start your small home office business, you will be required to apply for a Home Occupation Development Permit prior to obtaining your business license.



Submit your PDF application to:

Email                           Phone
403.985.9016
Mail
Town of Banff Business Licensing 
PO Box 1260 
Banff, Alberta T1L 1A1 
In Person at: 
Banff Town Hall 
110 Bear Street, Banff Alberta
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
 

What does a Business License Cost

Full Year Business License
  *
may be prorated depending on your start date*
       
        Resident                                                                 Non-Resident 
         $176.00 (base fee)                                                  $176.00 (base fee)
        + schedule B fee (see below)                               + $176.00 (non-resident fee)
                                                                                      + $ schedule B fee (see below)


1-Month License     $322.00                         
1-Day License          $219.00


        
Fees, Payment, Renewing Business Licenses and Exemptions

Groups and Organizations

Schedule B Fees:

TO TOWN OF BANFF FEES AND CHARGES BYLAW BUSINESS LICENCES (BYLAW 22-9)

 

 

2019 Fee

Comment

Resident Business License Fee (base amount)  - Section 15(a)

per license + schedule B

$176.00

 

Non-Resident Business License Fee (base amount) - Section 15(a)

per license + schedule B

$176.00

 

Non-Resident Service Sector 30 Day Temporary License - Section 16

per license

$322.00

 

Non-Resident Class 400,401,500 One-Day - Section 17

per license

$219.00

 

Resident Business with Gross Revenue Deduction - Section 19

per license

$176.00

 

Multiple Business on One Premise - Section 20

per license + schedule B

$176.00

 

Temporary Retail Sales - licensed elsewhere - Section 21(a)

per license/per day

$176.00

 

Temporary Retail Sales - not licensed elsewhere - Section 21(b)

per license/per day

$755.00

 

Business Sector

Class

 

Comment

Sector I - Lodging

 

 

 

Lodging - Hotels, B&B Inns, and B&B Homes with greater than four (4) rooms

100

Fee determined annually in accordance with Section 22 of the Bylaw

 

Lodging - B&B Homes with four (4) rooms or less

101

$45.62

per pillow

Sector II - Restaurant/Bar

 

 

 

Restaurant/Bar

200

$38.62

per seat

Sector III - Retail

 

 

 

Retail Sales

300

$2.08

per square

Cannabis Retail

300

$2.08

per square

Sector IV -Transportation, Attractions and

 

 

 

Photographers/Videos

400

$527.24

 

Activities/Guiding/ Reservations/DMC/ Event Planners

Owner/Operator or one

employee

401A

$527.24

 

Two to five employees

401B

$644.41

 

Six to nineteen

employees

401C

$761.59

 

Twenty or over

employees

401D

$878.75

 

Heli Skiing/Heli Hiking

402

$3,983.65

 

Horse Livery

403

$7,732.95

 

Movie Theatres

404

$1,288.83

per screen

Motor Vehicles

1 2 Vehicles

405A

$1,171.66

 

3 - 6 Vehicles

405B

$1,757.49

 

7 19 Vehicles

405C

$3,514.98

 

20 25 Vehicles

405D

$5,858.29

 

26 30 Vehicles

405E

$10,544.94

 

31 35 Vehicles

405F

$12,888.27

 

36 40 Vehicles

405G

$16,403.23

 

41 45 Vehicles

405H

$18,746.56

 

46 50 Vehicles

405I

$21,089.86

 

Over 50 Vehicles

405J

$23,433.18

 

Rental Cars

406

$2,343.33

 

Sector V - Service

 

 

 

Agency or Sales Business, Business Support, Contractors, Automotive Repair, Service or other

Owner/Operator or one

employee

500A

$527.24

 

Two to five employees

500B

$644.41

 

Six to nineteen

employees

500C

$761.59

 

Twenty or over

employees

500D

$878.75

 

Bank/Financial Institution

504

$6,092.63

 

Banking Machines (Full Service ATM)

505

$1,769.20

per ATM

Newspapers

506

$3,280.65

 

**Miniumum Business Licence Fee

 

$527.24