Apply for a Business Licence

All businesses or individuals including contractors, sub-contractors and non-profit organizations, providing goods and/or services to the residents of the City of Spruce Grove must obtain a business licence. A business with more than one business location in Spruce Grove shall have a separate business licence for each business location.

Other licensing (provincial or federal) maybe required for your business or industry. It is the responsibility of the business applying to obtain additional permits and licences prior to obtaining a City of Spruce Grove business licence. 

A business licence is not required:

Types of City of Spruce Grove Business Licences

A non-resident business licence is required for business which is not carried on from a business location within the city, but is otherwise conducted partly or wholly within the City of Spruce Grove including all contractors and sub-contractors.

Complete the following steps to apply for a non-resident business licence:

  1. Complete a business licence application form
  2. Non-resident business licence fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  3. Submit your application (see below)

Resident business licences are required for business which is carried on from business location(s) within the City of Spruce Grove.

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 suggest you do not sign a lease or begin interior alterations until you get a valid development permit.

Apply for commercial, industrial or institutional business licence:

  1. Development permit application
  2. Right of entry authorization form
  3. Applicant's authorization for development application
  4. Certificate of Title – Land titles (obtain at any registries office)
  5. Three (3) paper copies of a site plan showing
    • location of the use
    • location of the use within the existing building
    • interior floor plan
  6. Development permit fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  7. Business licence application
  8. Business licence fee Development Fees and Fines
  9. Submit business licence application and required documents (see below)

Additional permits that may be required:

  • Building permit – if completing structural changes including but not limited to removing walls 

Resident business licences are required for business which is carried on from business location(s) within the City of Spruce Grove.

If you are increasing vehicle and or pedestrian traffic to your home or have goods and materials stored on site, as a result of the business you will require development approval for a Home Occupation prior to a business licence being issued. 

Apply for home occupation:

  1. Home occupation development permit application
  2. Development permit application (residential day home)
  3. Right of entry authorization form
  4. Applicant's authorization for development application
  5. Certificate of Title – Land titles (obtain at any registries office)
  6. Site plan – showing parking on the site
  7. Home occupation development permit fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  8. Business licence application
  9. Business licence fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  10. Submit business licence application and required documents (see below)

Additional permits that may be required:

  • Building permit – if completing structural changes including but not limited to removing walls  

Resident business licences are required for business which is carried on from business location(s) within the City of Spruce Grove.

Home office only licences are for home businesses with no customer visits, no increase of vehicle or pedestrian traffic and, no goods and materials stored on site as a result of the business.

Apply for home office only:

  1. Business licence application
  2. Property owner authorization
  3. Business licence fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  4. Submit business licence application (see below).

Required for businesses operating three (3) consecutive days (72 hours or less) once per calendar year. Contractors must complete work and phone for inspection within the 72 hours.

Apply for a temporary business licence:

  1. Business licence application
  2. Business licence fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  3. Submit business licence application (see below)

Additional permit(s) may be required. 

Available to Spruce Grove resident businesses only.

If you have a resident business located in the City of Spruce Grove you may be eligible for a Tri-Municipal business licence which would eliminate the need for a separate licence in Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County.

Apply for a tri municipal business licence:

  1. Hold a valid City of Spruce Grove business licence
  2. Business licence application
  3. Tri municipal business license fee as per Development Fees and Fines
  4. Submit business licence application (see below)

Fees

As per Development Fees and Fines.

Submit business licence applications

In person By mail By email or fax
Planning and Development Department
City of Spruce Grove
414 King Street
Spruce Grove, Alberta

City of Spruce Grove
Planning and Development
315 Jespersen Avenue
Spruce Grove, Alberta 
T7X 3E8

Email

Fax: 780-962-1062

Contact

Call 780-962-7588 or send email if you have any questions.