Business Licenses

Apply for a Town of Banff Business License

If you are working outside of the Town of Banff (town boundaries) - example; the Rimrock Resort Hotel or the Juniper Hotel; you will require a Parks Canada business license only. Please call Parks directly at 403.762.1530 to inquire.

If you are a resident of the Town of Banff (living and working in Banff) and wish to start your small home office business, you will be required to apply for a Home Occupation Development Permit (PDF) prior to obtaining your business license.

Submit your PDF application to:

In Person at:

Banff Town Hall
110 Bear Street, Banff Alberta
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Mail:

Town of Banff Business Licensing
PO Box 1260
Banff, Alberta T1L 1A1

Phone:

403.985.9016

Email:

Email Shauna Baker

What does a Business License Cost

Full Year Business License * may be prorated depending on your start date*

Resident

$176.00 (base fee)
+ schedule B fee (see below)

Non-Resident

$176.00 (base fee)
+ $176.00 (non-resident fee)
+ $ schedule B fee (see below)

1-Month License $322.00 

1-Day License $219.00

Fees, Payment, Renewing Business Licenses and Exemptions

Groups and Organizations

  • Banff and Lake Louise Tourism (BLLT) is the destination marketing organization for the Town of Banff, Lake Louise and Banff National Park. They are responsible for the promotion of the destination, and work to enhance the visitor experience, coordinating special events and visitor services in Banff and Lake Louise. Your RESIDENT business license includes a membership to Banff and Lake Louise Tourism. For further details on your membership benefits and what BLLT do as an organization, please email Althea Smith Hay, Member Engagement Manager with Banff and Lake Louise Tourism or call 403.762.0276
  • Banff and Lake Louise Hospitality Associationis an organization that works on behalf of the accommodation and food and beverage sector in Banff and Lake Louise.

Schedule B Fees: 

TO TOWN OF BANFF FEES AND CHARGES BYLAW BUSINESS LICENCES (BYLAW 22-9)

Category
License2019 FeeComment
Resident Business License Fee (base amount) - Section 15(a)


per license + schedule B


$176.00


N/A

Non-Resident Business License Fee (base amount) - Section 15(a)


per license + schedule B


$176.00


N/A

Non-Resident Service Sector 30 Day Temporary License - Section 16


per license


$322.00


N/A

Non-Resident Class 400,401,500 One-Day - Section 17


per license


$219.00


N/A

Resident Business with Gross Revenue Deduction - Section 19


per license


$176.00


N/A

Multiple Business on One Premise - Section 20


per license + schedule B


$176.00


N/A

Temporary Retail Sales - licensed elsewhere - Section 21(a)


per license/per day


$176.00


N/A

Temporary Retail Sales - not licensed elsewhere - Section 21(b)


per license/per day


$755.00


N/A

Business Sector


Class



Comment


Sector I - Lodging



N/A

Lodging - Hotels, Bed and Breakfast Inns, and Bed and Breakfast Homes with greater than four (4) rooms


100


Fee determined annually in accordance with Section 22 of the Bylaw



Lodging - B&B Homes with four (4) rooms or less


101


$45.62


per pillow


Sector II - Restaurant/Bar




Restaurant/Bar


200


$38.62


per seat


Sector III - Retail




Retail Sales


300


$2.08


per square


Cannabis Retail


300


$2.08


per square


Sector IV -Transportation, Attractions and




Photographers/Videos


400


$527.24



Activities/Guiding/ Reservations/DMC/ Event Planners


Owner/Operator or one


employee


401A


$527.24



Two to five employees


401B


$644.41



Six to nineteen


employees


401C


$761.59



Twenty or over


employees


401D


$878.75



Heli Skiing/Heli Hiking


402


$3,983.65



Horse Livery


403


$7,732.95



Movie Theatres


404


$1,288.83


per screen


Motor Vehicles


1 – 2 Vehicles


405A


$1,171.66



3 - 6 Vehicles


405B


$1,757.49



7 – 19 Vehicles


405C


$3,514.98



20 – 25 Vehicles


405D


$5,858.29



26 – 30 Vehicles


405E


$10,544.94



31 – 35 Vehicles


405F


$12,888.27



36 – 40 Vehicles


405G


$16,403.23



41 – 45 Vehicles


405H


$18,746.56



46 – 50 Vehicles


405I


$21,089.86



Over 50 Vehicles


405J


$23,433.18



Rental Cars


406


$2,343.33



Sector V - Service




Agency or Sales Business, Business Support, Contractors, Automotive Repair, Service or other


Owner/Operator or one


employee


500A


$527.24



Two to five employees


500B


$644.41



Six to nineteen


employees


500C


$761.59



Twenty or over


employees


500D


$878.75



Bank/Financial Institution


504


$6,092.63



Banking Machines (Full Service ATM)


505


$1,769.20


per ATM


Newspapers


506


$3,280.65



**Minimum Business Licence Fee


$527.24