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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! 

Mobile Food Vending Pilot Program (Food Truck)

The Town is conducting a pilot project in order to expand opportunities for mobile food vendors to be located on private property (with landowner permission) and certain public properties until October 31, 2021. Read the guidelines & terms and conditions of this program, and apply. You can also use this form to apply for Food Truck licensing

Learn more and apply


Home-Based or Store Front Business

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

Fill out the Business License Form


Non-Resident, Temporary, Trade Show, Special Event or Markets

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


Commercial and Home Based Business Development

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

In 2020 year the Town initiated a new process and emailed invoices directly to businesses and will be emailing Business License Certificates as well 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