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Business Licence Application

  1. Physical location of business
    If your location is in a condo, you also require condo board approval.
  2. Note: If the physical location of your business is in Cochrane, your business is considered resident. Different licence rates apply to resident and non-resident businesses.
  3. Type of business:*
  4. For home-based businesses:
  5. All (RESIDENT ONLY) commercial and retail businesses require a fire inspection ($50+GST fee applies and will be invoiced following inspection). The business licence will not be issued until a fire inspection is passed. Home-based businesses DO NOT require a fire inspection.*
    Have you passed a fire inspection? If not, book your fire inspection by calling 403-851-2543.
  6. All businesses serving or handling food, drink or chemicals require a health inspection. Please contact Alberta Health Services at 403-943-2296 to ensure you meet their requirements and to schedule your health inspection.
  7. Business licence term:
    Check the terms and rates*
  8. Resident and Non-Resident Event Licences
  9. Some types of businesses are exempt from municipal licensing requirements.
  10. Do you provide electrical, gas-fitting, plumbing or massage services?
    If so, you are required to provide proof of your certification with the applicable provincial agency or professional association.
  11. Would you like your business advertised on the Town of Cochrane Business Directory (free listing)?*
  12. I hereby apply for a Town of Cochrane Business Licence, as per Town of Cochrane Bylaw 22/2018. I confirm that the information submitted here, including name, address and category information are correct. I understand that a change to any existing information renders this registration VOID. I agree to provide the Town of Cochrane with written notice of any further changes to this information.

    This licence does not authorize or permit me or my business to carry on a business or any pursuit contrary to the provisions of other Town of Cochrane bylaws. Where a person or business is found to be in contravention to any of the provisions of this or any other Municipal Bylaw, Municipal Enforcement officers may temporarily suspend the business until such time as the contravention is rectified.*
  13. FOIP Notification:

    The personal information on this form is being collected under the authority of section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Your personal information may be used by the Town of Cochrane for the purpose the information was collected or compiled or for a use consistent with that purpose. Your personal and financial information will be managed in accordance with FOIP. If you have any questions about the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact the Town of Cochrane’s FOIP Office at FOIP@Cochrane.ca or call 403-932-2674.

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