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Apply for a Town of Banff Business License

Submit your PDF application by:
Email
 
Fax
403.762.1260
Mail
Town of Banff Business Licensing
PO Box 1260
Banff, Alberta T1L 1A1
In Person at:
Banff Town Hall
110 Bear Street, Banff Alberta
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

If the work you are doing (i.e. location of the project) is outside the town boundary, please contact Parks Canada at 403.762.1500 for a business license application.

Fees, Renewing Business Licenses and Exemptions

Groups and Organizations
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism is the destination marketing arm of the Town of Banff, Lake Louise and Banff National Park. It is responsible for the advertising and promotion of Banff, and works to enhance the visitor experience, coordinating special events and visitor amenities in Banff and Lake Louise. They maintain a list of real estate agents and banks in the Town of Banff.
  • Banff Lake Louise Hotel Motel Association is a business group working on behalf of the accommodation sector. 
  • Banff Downtown Business Group is a communications tool for all businesses in the downtown core featuring a private, online discussion forum where business owners can communicate with each other and the Town, and get news alert for important messages, meeting notifications and updates. If you own or manage a downtown business, contact Diana Waltmann, communications manager, 403.762.1207, for details and to have your account set up. 


Business License Fees
Full Year Business License Fees
Resident business sector fee (from the chart below) plus the $140 base fee.

Non Resident business sector fee (from the chart below) plus the $140 base fee plus the $140 non-resident fee.

*Full year business licenses may be prorated on a quarterly basis depending upon start date.

Temporary Business License Fees available:
One-month business license: $280.00
24-Hour business license: $190.00

2016 Business License Fees

Business Sector

Class

Fee

Sector I - Lodging

Lodging - Hotels, B&B Inns, and B&B 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

$42.99 per pillow

Sector II - Restaurant/Bar

Restaurant/Bar

200

$36.39 per seat **

Sector III - Retail

Retail Sales

300

$1.96 per sq. ft. **

Sector IV -Transportation, Attractions and Entertainment

Photographers/Videos

400

$496.83

Activities/Guiding/ Reservations/DMC/ Event Planners

Owner/Operator or one employee

401A

$496.83

Two to five employees

401B

$607.24

Six to nineteen employees

401C

$717.66

Twenty or over employees

401D

$828.07

Heli Skiing/Heli Hiking

402

$3753.88

Horse Livery

403

$7286.93

Movie Theatres

404

$1214.49 per screen

Motor Vehicles

1 – 2 Vehicles

405A

$1104.08

3 - 6 Vehicles

405B

$1656.12

7 – 19 Vehicles

405C

$3312.24

20 – 25 Vehicles

405D

$5520.40

26 – 30 Vehicles

405E

$9936.73

31 – 35 Vehicles

405F

$12144.90

36 – 40 Vehicles

405G

$15457.13

41 – 45 Vehicles

405H

$17665.30

46 – 50 Vehicles

405I

$19873.45

Over 50 Vehicles

405J

$22081.61

Rental Cars

406

$2208.17

Sector V - Service

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

Owner/Operator or one employee

500A

$496.83

Two to five employees

500B

$607.24

Six to nineteen employees

500C

$717.66

Twenty or over employees

500D

$828.07

Bank/Financial Institution

504

$5741.22

Banking Machines (Full Service ATM)

505

$1667.16 per ATM

Newspapers

506

$3091.43

**Minimum Business License Fee of $496.83