Business Licensing

Getting a license to do business in Okotoks is simple and straight-forward. Simply follow the link to our online business intake form below, answer the questions and you are well on your way to starting a business in the Town of Okotoks!

Home-Based or Store Front Business

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Use the form below as a one-stop-shop for getting a business license.

Apply for a Business License

Non-Resident, Temporary, Trade Show, Special Event, Markets or Mobile Food Vending

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Any person, vendor or business that does not have a permanent location within Okotoks but is conducting business in the Town boundaries requires a business license. You can apply and find all the information you need to know in the following application:

Apply for a Business License

Mobile Food Vending Guidelines

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Want a fun way to bring more customers to your door? Celebrate a grand opening, an open house, business anniversary or just that it’s Friday? We have a unique solution for you – the Mobile Food Vending Program; one of the Town’s Red Carpet initiatives! Try having a food truck come to your business!

Mobile food vending units are permitted when invited to set up on, or adjacent to, the premises by the owner/operator of the local storefront business. To operate, food trucks need a business license and must meet additional requirements such as inspections and insurance.

To learn more about program requirements please read the Guidelines or contact Community Growth & Investment at 403-938-8052.

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Commercial and Home Based Business Development

In the event that you are establishing a business or moving your business into a new location, a change of use request may be required. Review Section 9.9 of the Land Use Bylaw to find out what regulations and provisions are required.

Business license requirements

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.

A person or business that does not have a permanent location within Okotoks but is conducting business in the Town must complete an application. 

How to Pay Your Business License Fee

The Town will be emailing invoices directly to businesses in December; business license certificates will be emailed upon payment.

Common Questions and Help

Have questions, check out our FAQ section, or take a quick look at the video below: 

Information on the Application Process

Learn why your business needs a license, when fees are due, what fees are used for and the different fees structure depending on the type of business.

Okotoks Business Licensing Brochure