Business Licence Details and Resources
To do business in Beaumont you must hold a valid Beaumont Business Licence and, in some cases, a Development Permit or Event Approval. Business Licences expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed by January 31 the following year.
Applying for and Renewing a Business Licence
The City of Beaumont’s new online service portal makes it easy to apply for and renew a business licence. You can also check the portal for the status of your application.
Get started here.
Licences are valid from date of issuance of a given year until December 31 of the same calendar year. Business Licence renewal invoices are mailed in early December of each year. Payments in full must be received no later than January 31 to avoid cancellation.
Do I Need a Business Licence?
The City of Beaumont’s Business Licence Bylaw(pdf) requires that a licence be obtained for any person, group, organization, or company that will operate:
- a commercial, merchandising, institutional or industrial activity or undertaking,
- a profession, trade, occupation, calling or employment, or
- an activity providing goods or services.
This includes for profit and not-for-profit organizations, however they are organized or formed, including cooperatives and associations.
Charitable and non-profit organizations conducting business for fundraising are not required to be licensed.
I Still Have Questions about Business Licensing
Give us a call at 780-267-3481 or email us at email@example.com with your questions. Our office hours are regular weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What Kind of Business Licence Do I Need?
Business licences are based on the type of business you conduct within Beaumont.
Commercial Business Use
Businesses that rent, lease or own a commercial unit or property where customers come to purchase goods or services, e.g., restaurant, repair shop, grocery store, bank, professional offices.
Door to Door Sales, Hawker, or Peddler
Businesses that sell goods or services door-to-door or in public areas and do not have a transportable structure, e.g., door-to-door vacuum sales, or craft or jewelry sales from a table.
Home Based Business
When the primary business operates from a home or performs a service or distributes goods outside the home, but the bulk of paperwork, bookkeeping and calls are done in the home.
Examples include nail salon, bookkeeping services, direct selling, etc.
Businesses operating an incubator facility for small businesses.
Mobile Business Unit
Businesses that provide services or goods in a structure that can be transported, e.g., food trucks, ice cream bicycle cart, seasonal food vendor.
Prime/Principal General Contractor Use
An individual or company that oversees the building or renovation of a building or land. They may or may not employ subcontractors. Examples include new homebuilders and commercial builders.
A business with no storefront that performs a trade service to a home or business in Beaumont and is not the principal or general contractor. Examples include plumbers, painters, and electricians.
Temporary Business Use
Businesses that will be performing work in Beaumont for no more than seven consecutive days, e.g., painter on site for less than a week.
General Business Use
For all other businesses that do not fall into one of the categories above.
How Much Does a Business Licence Cost?
Fees are based on the type of business you conduct in Beaumont. Most are based on a calendar year and the amount can be pro-rated based on when you apply. Some business types, e.g., door-to-door sales, have additional fees for each representative operating in the city.
View the Schedule of Fees document for exact amounts.
Under Alberta legislation, some professions and trades are exempt from municipal licensing fees. Review the list HERE to see if your business is exempt from the business licence fee.
Please note that this may not be an exhaustive list and it is your responsibility to determine if you are eligible for an exemption and provide proof of an exemption.
Why Does Beaumont Require Businesses to Have a Licence?
Business licensing services several purposes that benefits customers and businesses:
- It provides a fair, level playing field for all businesses operating in Beaumont.
- It helps us track economic development and the types of businesses available in the city.
- Business can use the registry maintained with licences as a resource for business planning.
- It supports our Business Directory that encourages people to shop local.
- It gives us a way to work with the Alberta government and other regulators to track and ensure compliance for fly-by-night operators that pose a risk to customers.
- When combined with the development approval process, it ensures that building codes, land use, and other requirements are being followed.
I Need to Change or Update My Business Licence Information
Please call 780-267-3481 to advise the City of Beaumont of any changes required to your Business Licence information.
I No Longer Need a Business Licence and Want to Cancel It
Please complete the Business Licence Cancellation form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
I Still Have Questions about Business Licensing
Give us a call at or email us at email@example.com with your questions. Our office hours are regular weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.