Renew an existing business licence

Business licence renewal notices will be emailed to businesses in early December (if we don't have your email address on file, your notice will be sent by regular mail).

Before you renew your licence

Before you submit your payment, please review your current licence to ensure no changes are required. If there are any changes to your business that are not reflected on your licence, please contact us before renewing to see if your fee has changed.

Phone — 604-990-2480 

Ways you can renew your licence

You can submit your payment online, in person, or by mail.

Renew online

If you have a business licence and would like to renew it now, please send your business licence number to or call us at 604-990-2480.

We will email you a custom link you can use to submit your renewal payment online.

(Not sure what your business licence number is? You can look it up online). 

Renew by mail

Mail your invoice and payment (cheque) to District Hall.

Renew in person

Bring your invoice and payment to District Hall (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm). When you come in person, you can pay with:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • cheque
  • debit
  • cash

Other licences or permits you may need

Are you a contractor with a business located on the North Shore?


Preparing for emergencies

Disasters can be catastrophic to businesses and local economies, and small businesses — which are the majority of businesses on the North Shore — are especially vulnerable to the impacts of disasters. 

Learn how to ensure your business is better prepared to survive following an emergency, from North Shore Emergency Management.

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