• Okotoks Business Licence

Business Licensing

The Town of Okotoks requires all businesses that are operating, working, providing or selling a product or service within or partially within the town corporate boundaries to possess a valid Okotoks business license, as established in the Okotoks Business License Bylaw 20-13.

Purchasing or Renewing a Business License

  1. You may pay your annual business license fee online with Visa or MasterCard on our Virtual Town Hall.
  2. Download an Application Form:

All revenues received from the licensing of businesses in the Town of Okotoks are used to enhance and improve economic development initiatives and projects in Okotoks

Who Needs a Business License?

All businesses conducting business/operations within Okotoks boundaries as per Municipal Bylaw 20-13 require a Town of Okotoks Business License. This includes all home-based, storefront, temporary, casual, seasonal, contractors, trades, subtrades, and out-of-town businesses of all types.

Certain professional services only (eg. Doctors, Dentists, Chiropractors etc.) are exempt from paying a business license fee and are instead assessed a business tax. However, all professionals must still complete the business license application forms so a professional business license certificate can be issued. The certificate is to be displayed at all times in the place of business.  

For more information on Business Tax for Professionals please contact Assessment Services at 403-995-2751.

Business License Fees as of January 1

All businesses conducting business and/or operations within or partly within the Town of Okotoks municipal boundaries as per Municipal Bylaw 20-13 require a Town of Okotoks Business License.

2016 business license invoices have now been mailed for annual renewals. For your convenience all 2016 payments are due by January 31, 2016. 

Business License Fees as of January 1, 2016

Level 1: Up ro 5 FTEs*$185.00
Level 2: 6 to 10 FTEs*$245.00
Level 3: 11-15 FTEs*$330.00
Level 4: 16-49 FTEs*$380.00
Level 5: 50+ FTEs*$480.00
Home Occupation$140.00
MD District (within MD of Foothills and operating in Okotoks)$275.00
Non-District (beyond boundaries of the MD of Foothills)$350.00
1 Day (Daily)$50.00
One Week (7 consecutive days)$80.00
NEW Monthly Fee (30 consecutive days)$140.00
Four Months (Season- consecutive months)$160.00
Market/Trade Show or similar events (15 or less vendors)$150.00
Market/Trade Show or similar events (16-30 vendors)$200.00
Market/Trade Show or similar events (31+ vendors)$375.00

*FTEs=Full Time Equivalent staff

All new applications are to be submitted to Business Licensing at the Town of Okotoks Municipal Centre, 5 Elizabeth Street. Application / Payment options:

1. By Mail to Town of Okotoks, Business Licensing, PO Box 20 Stn Main, Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1, cheque/money order made payable to Town of Okotoks.

2. In person by cheque, credit card (Visa or MasterCard) during regular business hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at 5 Elizabeth Street (Okotoks Municipal Centre).

If you have any questions please contact the Town of Okotoks at 403-938-8916, email license@okotoks.ca or visit www.okotoksvenutre.ca.

Online Payment Options: Please update your business record information and pay your annual business license fee online with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) through Virtual Town Hall once you receive your invoice.

For more details and other payment options please see the reverse side of your invoice.

Business License Fees as of July 1

All businesses conducting business and/or operations within or partly within the Town of Okotoks municipal boundaries as per Municipal Bylaw 20-13 require a Town of Okotoks Business License.

Business License Fees as of July 1, 2015

Level 1: Up ro 5 FTEs*$93.00
Level 2: up to 5 FTEs*$123.00
Level 3: 11-15 FTEs*$165.00
Level 4: 16-49 FTEs*$190.00
Level 5: 50+ FTEs*$240.00
Home Occupation$70.00
MD District (within MD of Foothills and operating in Okotoks)$138.00
Non-District (beyond boundaries of the MD of Foothills)$175.00
1 Day (Daily)$50.00
One Week (7 consecutive days)$80.00
NEW Monthly Fee (30 consecutive days)$140.00
Four Months (Season- consecutive months)$160.00
Market/Trade Show or similar events (15 or less vendors)$150.00
Market/Trade Show or similar events (16-30 vendors)$200.00
Market/Trade Show or similar events (31+ vendors)$375.00

*FTEs=Full Time Equivalent staff

All new applications are to be submitted to Business Licensing at the Town of Okotoks Municipal Centre, 5 Elizabeth Street. Application / Payment options:

1. By Mail to Town of Okotoks, Business Licensing, PO Box 20 Stn Main, Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1, cheque/money order made payable to Town of Okotoks.

2. In person by cheque, credit card (Visa or MasterCard) during regular business hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at 5 Elizabeth Street (Okotoks Municipal Centre).

If you have any questions please contact the Town of Okotoks at 403-938-8916, email license@okotoks.ca or visit www.okotoksvenutre.ca.

Online Payment OptionsPlease update your business record information and pay your annual business license fee online with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) through Virtual Town Hall once you receive your invoice.

For more details and other payment options please see the reverse side of your invoice.

Using Virtual Town Hall to Manage your Business License Account

If you need to update any of your business license information please go to Virtual Town Hall and click on “My Town”. To do this you must first set up your account by obtaining a “My Town” registration form.  Download your My Town Registration Form. You can also obtain in person at the Municipal Centre or by emailing businesslicensing@okotoks.ca to receive a electronic form.  

Please return your completed form to obtain your own unique username and password for “My Town”. Once you receive your information via email please go to the Virtual Town Hall.

Promotion in the Okotoks Business Directory

When signing up for a Business License you will also have the choice to join our online Business Directory providing your business with FREE advertising. The business directory listing opportunity is only available to businesses with valid Okotoks Business Licenses.

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