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
Use the form below as a one-stop-shop for getting a business license.
Non-Resident, Temporary, Trade Show, Special Event, Markets or Mobile Food Vending
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:
Mobile Food Vending Guidelines
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.Photo credit: Advertising Design Png vectors by Lovepik.com
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.