Business License

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Business Licenses 

No person shall carry on a business in the City unless the person holds a license authorizing the person to carry on that business, as regulated under the Business License Bylaw.

Please refer to your specific business type below to learn more.

   Basic Fee   EDO Surcharge*  Total Fee
General    $150    $26    $176 
Commercial Zone    $125   $22   $147 
Industrial Zone    $125    $22    $147 
Home Occupation    $125   $22   $147
Non Resident    $350    $62   $412
Temporary License - Daily    $20    $4   $24 
Temporary Non-Resident
License - Daily 
  $60   $11   $71 
Amending License    $20   N/A   $20 
Replacement of License    $20    N/A   $20 
Appeal Fee    $50   N/A   $50 

*Surcharge to be applied only towards funding the Economic Development Officer position.

Application process

How to apply

You may apply in person or through the mail:

  • In person: Payments Counter, Lacombe City Hall, 5432 – 56 Avenue, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Mail to: Business Licensing, City of Lacombe, 5432 – 56 Avenue , Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9
  • Fax: (403) 782-5655
  • Email:

Payment type accepted: Cash (in person only), cheque, Visa, MasterCard or Debit

Business license forms can be downloaded below or hard copies are available for pick up at City Hall.

Processing time 
We strive to process your business license quickly. Most licenses are processed in 5-7 working days. However, if your business requires other permits, this process could take longer and is subject to the processing times of other permitting departments and agencies.

Term of license & renewals

Business licenses are valid for one year, from January through December.  Renewals are automatically
mailed out each January.

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