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).

Your renewed licence will be printed and mailed to you in February.

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

To renew your licence online, search for your business licence number or business address using our Permits Online service, then select Search.

Renew your business licence online now.

When you renew online, you can pay with:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

Renew by mail

Mail your invoice and payment to District Hall. When you pay by mail, you can pay with:

  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • cheque

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?

​Do you operate a commercial vehicle for your business?

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.