Business Licensing

All businesses, including home-based businesses, require a Business Licence issued by the City. Business Licences are issued to applicants that are in compliance with City regulations, which vary by the type of business being conducted. There is also an expedited process for home-based business, which can usually be completed within a day.

Application Form  Business Licence Payment  MyCity

2022 Business Licence Renewal

November 18, 2021: The City of Kamloops 2022 business licence renewal invoices have been mailed.
Please note, due to current extenuating circumstances in BC (flooding), mail may be slightly delayed. 

Payments are due by January 1, 2022, and may be paid online using your MyCity account, at, using online banking services, by mail, or in person at City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1A2.

NOTE: If paying in person, you may do so at City Hall ONLY, as the Development, Engineering, and Sustainability building at 105 Seymour Street is not accepting in-person payments at this time. 

Business licence accounts outstanding after January 15, 2022, will have a $25 late payment charge added to the balance owing. If you have not received your renewal notice or if there has been a change to your business, please contact the Business Licence office by phone at 250-828-3481 prior to submitting the 2022 payment.

Inter-Community Business Licence

If you have a mobile business and conduct business in two or more of the partner communities, inquire about the Inter-Community Business Licence program's options. Partnering communities may include Kamloops, Tk'émlúps te Secwépemc, Merritt, Lytton, Logan Lake, Clinton, Barriere, and Chase. For more information, please contact 250-828-3481 or

External Resources

The OneStop Business Registry makes it easier and faster for entrepreneurs to register a sole proprietorship or general partnership, apply for a municipal Business Licence (resident and non-resident), set up provincial sales tax or hotel room tax accounts, and more.

Complete up to 11 government forms with one entry, including the City of Kamloops Business Licence Application. OneStop can be accessed 24/7 on the Internet or through a public access terminal in a OneStop location:

250-455 Columbia Street
Phone: 250-828-4540