Any activity or undertaking providing professional, personal or other service for the purposes of gain or profit requires a valid business licence. Every business must have a business licence issued by the District of Mission before starting business.
A business which involves the preparation of food (restaurants, caterers, etc.) or a use regulated by the Community Care Facility Act, such as a day care licence, should also contact the Fraser Health Authority at 604-814-5515.
Where an application involves a change in the use or occupancy of a building that may require that alterations be made to it in accordance with Building Bylaw 3590-2003 a building permit shall be applied for and an inspection acquired prior to the issuance of a business license.
Business Licence Application
Business licence applications, including transfer of ownership and change in address or name shall only be accepted and processed through the Inspection Services Department.
Accessory home occupations are required to read through the Zoning Bylaw 5050-2009 Section 107 and indicate that this has been read on the business license application form.
The cost of a business licence is contained within Schedule “A” of the Business Licence Bylaw 3964-2007.
Inter-Municipal Business Licence Application
Do you work in multiple jurisdictions? If so, you could save money with an 5334-2012 Intermunicipal Business Licence Bylaw. The District of Mission, along with ten other municipalities are providing contractors the ability to purchase an Inter-municipal Business Licence.
At their home jurisdiction, contractors may purchase not only their regular business licence, but an inter-municipal business licence as well. This licence will allow the contractor to work in the following jurisdictions: City of Abbotsford, City of Chilliwack, Corporation of Delta, District of Hope, District of Kent, City of Langley, Township of Langley, City of Maple Ridge, City of Pitt Meadows and City of Surrey.
Eligibility is limited to trade contractors, other professionals (related to the construction industry) or a contractor who performs maintenance and/or repair of land and buildings across participating municipalities.
Business Licence Renewal
Every business is required to renew its licence every year. Renewal notices will be mailed out by the District of Mission, Inspection Services Department on an annual basis.
Payments for renewals can be made in person at the District of Mission Municipal Hall or mailed to District of Mission, Inspection Services Department, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Box 20, Mission, BC V2V 4L9.
Payments can also be paid via telebanking, the internet (banking service) or banking machines (ATM’s). Please inquire at your financial institution to take advantage of any of these options.