Important Information

Before you sign a lease

  • Prospective business owners who are applying for business licences should check with the Building, Planning and Licencing divisions on property they wish to lease or buy in regards to outstanding orders or issues pertaining to that property.
  • Check with the Planning and Building Department to make sure your business is a permitted use on the site.

Change of Use

  • Each space in a building has its own specific approved use and sometimes the use of that space cannot be changed without approval and/or permit.

Before you purchase a sign for your business

  • Review the requirements of the Sign Bylaw with the Planning Division. More information about sign permits and bylaws can be found here.

Fire Inspection and Prevention Tips

This sheet with Fire Inspection Tips may be helpful as you set up your business and prepare for inspection. 

Here are some general fire prevention and safety tips as well! 

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