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Development & Engineering Services » Business Licensing

Operating Requirements

The owner of a business is required to submit plans to all agencies for approvals where required and obtain a business licence prior to the business opening. The following approvals may apply:

ZONING
Ph: 250-828-3561
Your intended premises must be in a zone which permits your type of business use. Check with Development and Engineering Services for details.

PARKING
Ph: 250-828-3561
"On-site" parking spaces may be required. Check with Development and Engineering Services for details.

BUILDING
Ph: 250-828-3554
A Building Permit is required for new buildings, alterations, or modifications from the Building Inspection Division. Download Application for Building Permit (PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader)

SIGNS
Ph: 250-828-3561
A Sign Permit is required from Development and Engineering Services for altering an existing sign or for erecting a new sign. Download Application for Sign Permit (PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader)

FIRE
Ph: 250-372-5131
All commercial premises must pass inspections by Fire & Rescue Services and Building Inspection Division for your particular use PRIOR to occupancy and issuance of your business licence.

VEHICLES
Ph: 250-828-3481
All commercial vehicles require a Municipal Commercial Vehicle decal annually.

INTERIOR HEALTH
Ph: 250-851-7340
The Interior Health Unit requires PRIOR plan approval for ALL businesses handling food and/or liquor such as:


Restaurants
Cafeterias
Delicatessens
Meat Markets
Fish Markets
Concession Stands/Mobile Concessions
Bakeries
Mobile Catering Vehicles/Pushcarts
Grocery Stores
Lounges, Pubs, Bars

Approvals are also required for:
Beauty Salons/Barber Shops
Commercial: Spas, hot tubs, whirlpools and swimming pools
Health Related Services
Adult Care and Child Day Care Facilities

Check with the Business Licence Division to determine your fee before submitting your application.

Additional Contact Numbers

Service BC
455 Columbia Street - Government Agent's Office
250-828-4540
#101 286 St Paul Street V2C 6G4 - Community Futures
250-828-8772

Payroll
Revenue Canada, Penticton
1 800 663-5062

Liquor Control Board
250-828-4720

HST
1 800 959-5525

Interior Health
Ph: 250-851-7340

WCB
1 800 661-2112

Consumer Taxation - PST
455 Columbia Street
250-828-4507

SOCAN
To obtain a licence to play copyright protected music in a public setting. Call: 1 800 937-6226

Contact
Business Licensing
105 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2C6
ph 250-828-3481
fx 250-828-3848
email blicensed@kamloops.ca

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.

BUSINESS LICENSING

Business Licensing

Monthly Reports

Each month we publish a report of new business start-ups that have applied for their business licence, an excellent indicator of economic growth.

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