Business Licenses



Business Licensing in Prince Rupert

Those who wish to set up a trade or a business in the City of Prince Rupert are required to apply for a trade license. Please complete the trade license application and return it to Customer Services at City Hall along with the required fees.

 See below for access to the City's Business License Application and List of Licensing fees. 

Business/Trade License Application

List of License Fees

For more information on Business Licencing, please see the City’s brochure on Trade Licences.

For more information on the licensing of Rental Properties alongside maintenance standards, please see the City's webpage on the Bylaw, including Frequently Asked Questions.


Online Application and Other Business Resources

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licenses and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow your business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

Apply today!


Looking to start a business in Prince Rupert?

We have an online toolkit that's right for you! Check out our investment portal at: to learn more about Prince Rupert's advantages, the economic climate, opportunities and resources to support your business. 

For more information on starting a business in Prince Rupert, or to access additional support, feel free to reach out to our Economic Development Office at:


Prince Rupert Economic Development Office

424 3rd Ave West        

Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L7



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Paul Vendittelli

Manager of Transportation and Economic Development

City of Prince Rupert

Tel: (250) 627-5138