Update an Existing Business Licence

Use this form to update your existing business licence with the City of Nanaimo.

If you're updating a business licence because you're a new owner of an existing business, please submit a new application.  Business licences are not transferrable. 

If Non Resident, do you require the licence to be renewed next year?

Do you require an Inter-Community Licence?

An Inter-Community Business Licence allows qualifying mobile businesses to operate in participating Vancouver Island municipalities without requiring individual business licences.  You must have a valid Nanaimo business licence before applying for an Inter-Community Business Licence.  The fee is an additional $170 annually.

Number of People Working in the Business

(Please indicate the number of people working at the business including owner operators)

Commercial Business Premises

If your location has changed, are interior alterations or renovations planned?

If your location has changed, are plumbing fixtures being added and/or modified?

If yes to either of the above questions, have you applied for a building permit?

Please be aware that if a building permit is required your business licence will not be issued until the building permit is successfully completed.

Is this a liquor-licensed establishment?

Home-Based Business Premises

Is the business mobile/online only?

Do you rent?

Economic Development Information

The Economic Development Section collects data about the local economy. The information that you provide is summarized and analyzed by the Economic Development Section to measure trends in the local economy.
Ownership Structure

Type of Business

Do you rent/lease or own your business premises?

Principal Markets

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Applicant's Acknowledgement

I/We hereby declare that the home-based business as described on this application is of a mobile/online nature only and that should this change in the future, that the Business Licensing section will be notified in writing.

In making application for a commercial business licence, it is understood that any alterations or renovations to the commercial space cannot be undertaken without first obtaining a building permit and that if a building permit is required, that the business licence application will not be processed until the building permit is successfully completed.

I/We hereby make application for a business licence in accordance with the particulars as stated on this application and declare that the information on the application to be true and correct.  I also declare that I have read the Business Licence Bylaw and the Home-Based Business Regulations (if applicable) and undertake to comply with all bylaws of the City of Nanaimo and all other laws now in force or which may hereafter come into force.  I also understand that business cannot commence until the licence has been issued.

Acknowledgement

Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.

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Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.