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Business Licenses
Apply for a Town of Banff Business License – if the location of your work is within the Town of Banff
Please note that the Rimrock Resort Hotel and the Juniper Hotel are outside the Town's boundaries and a Town of Banff business license is not required, however, a Parks Canada license is required.


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 prior to obtaining your business license.


Submit your PDF application by:
Email                           Phone
403.985.9016
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


Apply for a Parks Canada Business License – if the work you are doing (i.e. location of the project) is outside of the 
town boundary, please contact Parks Canada at 403.762.1530 for a business license application. 

Fees, Payment, Renewing Business Licenses and Exemptions

Groups and Organizations
  • 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, Director, Communications & Marketing, 403.762.1207, for details and to have your account set up. 


Business License Fees

Full Year Business License  *
may be prorated depending on your start date
       
        Resident
 (means your business/office/store is located within the Town of Banff) 
        
            Fee = base amount of $172.00 + schedule B fee (see below)


        Non Resident (means your business/office/store is located outside of the Town of Banff and
                                you are coming to Banff to do your work)

            Fee = base amount of $172.00 + non-resident fee of $172.00 + schedule B fee (see below)

Temporary Business License Fees

        One-month = $315.00        or         One-day/24 hours = $214.00


Schedule B Fees:

BusinesSector 

Class 

Fee 

Sector I - Lodging 



Lodging - Hotels, B&B Inns, and B&B Homes with greaterthan four (4) rooms

100

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Section 22 of the Bylaw


Lodging - B&B Homes witfour (4) rooms or less

101

$44.73 per pillow

Sector II - Restaurant/Bar 



Restaurant/Bar

200

$37.86 per seat **

Sector III - Retail 



Retail Sales

300

$2.04 per sq. ft. **

Sector I-Transportation, Attractionand Entertainment 



Photographers/Videos

400

$516.91

Activities/Guiding/Reservations/DMC/ Event Planners

Owner/Operator oone employee

401A

$516.91

Two to fivemployees

401B

$631.77

Six to nineteeemployees

401C

$746.65

Twenty or oveemployees

401D

$861.52

Heli Skiing/HelHiking

402

$3,905.54

HorsLivery

403

$7,581.32

Movie Theatres

404

$1,263.56 per screen

Motor Vehicles

1 – 2 Vehicles

405A

$1,148.68

3 - 6 Vehicles

405B

$1,723.03

7 – 19 Vehicles

405C

$3,446.05

20 – 25 Vehicles

405D

$5,743.42

26 – 30 Vehicles

405E

$10,338.17

31 – 35 Vehicles

405F

$12,635.55

36 – 40 Vehicles

405G

$16,081.60

41 – 45 Vehicles

405H

$18,378.98

46 – 50 Vehicles

405I

$20,676.34

Over 50 Vehicles

405J

$22,973.71

RentaCars

406

$2,297.38

Sector V - Service 



Agencor SalesBusiness, Business SupportContractors, Automotive Repair, Service or other

Owner/Operator oone employee

500A

$519.90

Two to fivemployees

500B

$631.77

Six to nineteeemployees

500C

$746.65

Twenty or oveemployees

500D

$861.52

Bank/Financial Institution

504

$5,973.17

Banking Machines (Full Service ATM)

505

$1,734.51 per ATM

Newspapers

506

$3,216.32

            **Minimum Business License Fee $516.90