Home-Based Business Licence

Home-based businesses can be a great option for sole proprietors, small family businesses and start-ups. Physicians offices are also allowed in duplexes and multi-family complexes.

If you would like to start a home-based business, you need to have a business licence.

Your home-based business cannot have more than two members and you need to be immediate family. Your home-based business needs client parking available onsite. For a complete list of the rules and regulations, please read the Zoning Bylaw.

APRIL 2022 UPDATE

On April 25, 2022, Council adopted amendments to the Zoning Bylaw to allow retail sales from home-based artist studios, and to remove restrictions on home-based beauty salons or barber shops, and real estate office uses.  

The following are not permitted as home-based businesses:

  • orchestra or band training
  • places of public assembly
  • restaurants
  • retail sales directly from the site
  • schools or recital areas
  • stables or kennels for the boarding and breeding of animals
  • salvage or repair of vehicles

More information

Home offices are regulated by the Zoning Bylaw, section 130.04.

Zoning Bylaw

Contact

Bylaw & Licensing Services

Email

604-925-7152

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