Business License Information
All businesses in the Village of Fraser Lake (including home-based businesses) must have a business license.
Why should I get a Business License?
By obtaining a business license, you make your business a legal operation (in terms of the Village of Fraser Lake Licensing Bylaw). Also, many individuals and/or businesses (including the Village of Fraser Lake) conduct business with only those who hold a valid business license.
Who is required to have a Business License?
A “Business” means carrying on a commercial or industrial undertaking of any kind or nature or the providing of professional, personal or other services for the purpose of gain or profit. If what you do fits this definition, and your Business is within the Village of Fraser Lake, or you live outside the Village, and your business (contractor, door to door sales) is conducted within the Village of Fraser Lake, you are required to hold a Business License issued by the Village of Fraser Lake.
What is the Procedure for Obtaining a Business License?
Basically, the procedure for obtaining a business license is as follows:
Business License applications may be obtained from the Village of Fraser Lake. The application and fees are to be submitted and the Business License issued, prior to the start of business operation.
Note: the licensing year is January 1- December 31, but fees are prorated when starting a business after July 1st.
Business License By-Law No. 774, 2016