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NEWS RELEASE

Have you received your 2016 Business Licence?

Unpaid 2016 Annual Business Licence fees are now past due

Summary

Businesses operating in Nanaimo are reminded that 2016 Business licence Invoices were mailed during the last week of November and the fees were due on December 31, 2015. Where fees have not yet been paid, they are now past due and those businesses are subject to a fine pursuant to "Business Licence Bylaw 1998 No. 5351".

For businesses that have not received their 2016 Invoice; for businesses that have relocated; or for business no longer operating, please notify the Licencing Office as soon as possible by email at licencing@nanaimo.ca or in person at the Service & Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street.

Strategic Link: Taking responsibility to be an excellent municipal government by communicating internally and externally while preserving and enhancing quality of life in Nanaimo through efficient, effective, affordable delivery and facilitation of municipal services.

Key Points

  • Unpaid 2016 Business Licence fees are now past due.
  • All Business Licence accounts with an outstanding balance will be displayed on our website and are subject to a fine pursuant to "Business Licence Bylaw 1998 No. 5351".
  • Businesses are not issued their annual City of Nanaimo Business Licence until the fee is received.

Quotes

"The requirement for Business Licences assist in ensuring that municipal land use regulations, building and fire codes, health regulations and all other relevant community safety requirements are adhered to by business operators."

Manager, Development Support Services & Business Licencing
Community Development Department

Quick Facts

  • A Business Licence is not issued until the annual fees are paid.
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Contact:

Nelda Richardson
Manager, Development Support Services & Business Licencing
Community Development Department
250-755-4448

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