Business Licences

If you’re starting or moving a business to Cochrane, welcome!

We wish you and your business every success here.  All businesses in Cochrane require a business licence, whether temporary or annually. 

Applying for a business licence

Depending on the type of business and your location, you may also need a municipal development permit or other municipal, provincial and federal authorizations. Follow the steps in BizPaL for a complete list.

To apply for a new business licence:

  1. Complete the Business Licence Application below. 
  2.  Book a fire inspection (physical locations and storefronts only).

Once your application and fees are received, you will receive a Business Licence Certificate. Post the annual certificate in your business location or carry a card wallet to show proof of your current Business Licence on demand.

Start your Business Licence Application

Fees and payment

You can pay your annual business licence renewal: 

  • through eServices with a credit card (invoice number required)
  • by phone 403-851-2573
  • by mail; please make cheques out to “Town of Cochrane”.
  • in person with (cash, cheque, debit or credit card) at The Station at Cochrane Crossing or at the RanchHouse.
  • by dropping a cheque off after hours at the RanchHouse , 101 RanchHouse Road or Family or Community Support Services,  209 Second Avenue W. - East Side Entrance.
  • In person at most banks or financial institutions.

See Business Licence Fees