Business Licenses

Business Licensing promotes safe and legitimate business premises and operations within the City of New Westminster. Its primary functions are to provide initial advice for new businesses, to process business license applications within the context of New Westminster’s regulatory requirements, and to maintain an up-to-date database on existing businesses in the City.

Every business in the City of New Westminster is required to have a valid business license before beginning operation. This includes home-based businesses, commercial and industrial operations and owners of apartment rental properties. Business licenses are also required for companies that are not located in the City but do work within New Westminster (example: contractors).

Business Licensing renews approximately 4,000 business licenses each year and also issues licenses for liquor establishments and municipal decals.

For questions, please call 604.527.4565 or email 

  • Business License Office
    T 604-527-4565