Business Licences

New licences

All businesses or individuals including all sub-trades and non-profit organizations, providing goods and, or services to the residents of the City of Spruce Grove must complete a Business Licence Application PDF and submit the applicable business licence fee, as indicated below, to obtain a business licence.  

Non-profit organizations are exempt from licensing fees providing they show proof of non-profit status. Some professional organizations may be exempt from licensing fees by federal or provincial legislation.

Business licences are not required to hold a garage sale.

If you have a resident business located in either Parkland County, Stony Plain or Spruce Grove you may be eligible for a Tri-Municipal Business Licence which would eliminate the need for a separate licence in each of the three municipalities.

You may also be required to obtain other permits such as a City of Spruce Grove Development Permit, Building Permit, health approval from Alberta Health Services or a provincial licence from the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC).

You may be required to complete a  Development Permit Application for Home Occupation PDF.if you wish to operate a home based business. If you are changing the use of a business space you may need to complete a Development Permit ApplicationPDF.  We suggest you do not sign a lease or begin interior alterations until you get a valid development permit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all provincial or municipal regulations are met.

Check out BizPaL, a handy online tool to help you determine what types of permits / applications your business needs.


Resident businesses

Resident business licence holders with a physical location within Spruce Grove (home based or commercial or industrial or institutional) can  renew their licence online External free of charge prior to January 15.  Businesses must hold a valid 2017 Spruce Grove business licence , be in the same physical location and have the same business name in order to take advantage of the free renewal.  Renewal information notices will be mailed November 15, 2017 and the online renewal tool will be available then. 

Non-resident businesses

Non-resident business licence holders (located outside of Spruce Grove) cannot renew their licence online. All non-resident business licences expire December 31 of each calendar year. Non-resident businesses must apply for a new business licence each year to continue to conduct business in Spruce Grove. Complete a Business Licence ApplicationPDF and submit with the current non-resident business licence fee to obtain a business licence.


Business Licence Fees and Fines

Fees (fees are as posted NO GST) Business Licence Fee 2017
Non-resident business (excluding other classifications listed) $425 / year
Non-resident business after September 1 $212.50
Resident business (excluding other classifications listed) $260 / year
Contractor - non-resident $425 / year
Contractor - resident $260 / year
Contractor - to build own home No charge
Charitable / non-profit organizations No charge (upon proof of non-profit status)
Home occupation  $260
Temporary (not to exceed 3 consecutive days) for additional information contact 780 962-7582  $55
Tri-municipal (Spruce Grove Resident Businesses Only)  $50
Appeal  $130
Account maintenance  $25