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Apply for a Town of Banff Business License

Submit your PDF application by:
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 your business 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: $185.00


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

101

$41.32 per pillow

Sector II - Restaurant/Bar 



Restaurant/Bar

200

$34.98 per seat **

Sector III - Retail 



Retail Sales

300

$1.88 per sq. ft. **

Sector I-Transportation, AttractionandEntertainment 



Photographers/Videos

400

$477.54

Activities/Guiding/Reservations/DMC/ Event Planners

Owner/Operator oone employee

401A

$477.54

Two to fivemployees

401B

$583.66

Six to nineteeemployees

401C

$689.79

Twenty or oveemployees

401D

$795.91

Heli Skiing/HelHiking

402

$3608.11

HorsLivery

403

$7003.97

Movie Theatres

404

$1167.33 per screen

Motor Vehicles

1 – 2 Vehicles

405A

$1061.21

3 - 6 Vehicles

405B

$1591.81

7 – 19 Vehicles

405C

$3183.62

20 – 25 Vehicles

405D

$5306.04

26 – 30 Vehicles

405E

$9550.87

31 – 35 Vehicles

405F

$11673.29

36 – 40 Vehicles

405G

$14856.91

41 – 45 Vehicles

405H

$16979.33

46 – 50 Vehicles

405I

$19101.74

Over 50 Vehicles

405J

$21224.16

RentaCars

406

$2122.42

Sector V - Service 



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

Owner/Operator oone employee

500A

$477.54

Two to fivemployees

500B

$583.66

Six to nineteeemployees

500C

$689.79

Twenty or oveemployees

500D

$795.91

Bank/Financial Institution

504

$5518.28

Banking Machines (Full Service ATM)

505

$1602.42 per ATM

Newspapers

506

$2971.38


Residential Business

Bed and Breakfast Homes
$350.00+
$100.00/guest 
room
Bed and Breakfast Renewals
$150.00
Home Occupations (Type I and Type II)
$150.00
Home Occupation Annual Renewals 50% of 
current fee
Municipal Planning Commission Surcharge (original application only – no surcharge for renewals)
$125.00 
Late Application Fee (failure to file the application prior to the permit renewal deadline $75.00

Residential Business

Bed and Breakfast Homes
$350.00+
$100.00/guest 
room
Bed and Breakfast Renewals
$150.00
Home Occupations (Type I and Type II)
$150.00
Home Occupation Annual Renewals 50% of 
current fee
Municipal Planning Commission Surcharge (original application only – no surcharge for renewals)
$125.00 
Late Application Fee (failure to file the application prior to the permit renewal deadline $75.00

Residential Business

Bed and Breakfast Homes
$350.00+
$100.00/guest 
room
Bed and Breakfast Renewals
$150.00
Home Occupations (Type I and Type II)
$150.00
Home Occupation Annual Renewals 50% of 
current fee
Municipal Planning Commission Surcharge (original application only – no surcharge for renewals)
$125.00 
Late Application Fee (failure to file the application prior to the permit renewal deadline $75.00

Residential Business

Bed and Breakfast Homes
$350.00+
$100.00/guest 
room
Bed and Breakfast Renewals
$150.00
Home Occupations (Type I and Type II)
$150.00
Home Occupation Annual Renewals 50% of 
current fee
Municipal Planning Commission Surcharge (original application only – no surcharge for renewals)
$125.00 
Late Application Fee (failure to file the application prior to the permit renewal deadline $75.00