Business Licences and Permits
Notice about Business Licences during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
If you need to apply for or renew your business licence, you can do so online or via email. Please contact Business Licensing at or 604-527-4565 for more information or check out the website for more.
Business Licensing promotes safe and legitimate business premises and operations within New Westminster. Its primary functions are to provide initial advice for new businesses, to process business licence 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 New Westminster is required to have a valid business licence before beginning operation. This includes home-based businesses, commercial and industrial operations, and owners of apartment rental properties. Business licences are also required for companies that are not located in the city, but do work within New Westminster (e.g., contractors).
You can also take a look at our Starting Your Business In New Westminster Guide.