Apply for a Business Licence

Business licence types

There are three types of business licences in Spruce Grove. Determine which type you need, and then follow the steps to submit your application.

Resident business licence

Resident business licences are required for commercial, industrial and institutional operations within Spruce Grove. They are also required for home occupations and home offices within the city.

Types of resident business licences:

  • Commercial, industrial or institutional business
    If you are changing the use of an existing business space or moving to a new location you will need to apply for a development permit before a business licence can be issued. We recommend you do not sign a lease or begin interior alterations until you get a valid development permit. To help you through the process, use the City’s checklist for small business applications.
  • Home occupation
    If you increase vehicle and/or pedestrian traffic to your home or have goods or materials stored on-site, you require development approval for a home occupation before a business licence can be issued.
  • Home office only
    Home office licences are for home businesses with no customer visits, no increase of vehicle or pedestrian traffic and where goods or materials are not stored on-site.

You can apply online for business licences and renewals.

Intermunicipal Business Licence Arrangement

The City has an Intermunicipal Business Licence Arrangement with the Town of Stony Plain. If you are a business owner in either community, you can now apply for a business licence in the other community at no charge, allowing you to operate in both municipalities without having to purchase multiple business licences.

  • If you are a Stony Plain business owner with an active business licence, you simply have to apply for a Spruce Grove business licence through CityView and upload your Stony Plain business licence. Once reviewed, you will be issued a Spruce Grove business licence at no cost.
  • If you are a Spruce Grove business owner with an active 2024 business licence, you can apply for a no charge Stony Plain business licence by completing the short application form on the Town’s website.

In support of regional collaboration, Parkland County businesses can apply for a reduced, flat-rate annual intermunicipal license. Mobile vendors can purchase a six-month intermunicipal business licence to operate in both Stony Plain and Spruce Grove if they choose.

Non-resident business licence

A non-resident business licence is required for businesses located outside of Spruce Grove’s municipal boundaries but operate in part, or wholly, within City limits. This includes all contractors and sub-contractors. You can apply online for business licences and renewals.

Temporary business licence

Businesses that operate in Spruce Grove for five consecutive days must have a temporary licence. Contractors must complete their work, and request an inspection within those five days. You can apply online for business licences and renewals.

Have more questions?

Contact Planning and Development.