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Most businesses operating or anyone providing a service within Town are required to have a current Town of Penhold business license. Business licenses are valid from January 1 – December 31 with renewals of business licenses done annually if the business or service proposes to continue operating the next year. Some businesses operating within Town may also require a development permit in conjunction with the business license application.

Please refer to the Town of Penhold Business License Bylaw 736/17 for more information and fee schedule.

If you have a valid Business License in the Town of Penhold, you may promote your business for free on the business directory on the Town’s website.

Applying for a Business License

Complete the business license application form. Please ensure that you complete the application form in its entirely, indicating if the type of proposed business (major home-based business, minor home-based business or commercial). 

(Note: If you are a tenant and applying for a home based business the Town does require of letter of authorization)


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Business License Bylaws & Fees