Update an Existing Business Licence

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

Businesses operating in Nanaimo are required to have and maintain a valid business licence. The information requested in this application is necessary to fully evaluate your request for a business licence. Completion of this form, however, does not guarantee approval of a business licence and business shall not commence until a licence is confirmed.

  1. Licence fees apply to a calendar year January 1st to December 31st.
  2. Most licence fees are prorated quarterly in the first year of business for new businesses only.
  3. Licence fees are not refundable if the licence is approved.

Business Information

Inter-Community Licence required?
Note: This licence allows qualifying mobile businesses to operate in 12 participating central 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.

Ownership and Contacts

Mailing Address

(if different from business address)

Business Operations

(Please provide a complete description of your business operations.)

Number of People Working in the Business

(including owners)

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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Last updated: February 6, 2019

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