Running a Business

Running a business isn't easy; there are lots of things to take care of before you start. In this section, you'll find help and resources to get you on your way, and learn how to access more help if you need it.

New Business Licenses

Running a business requires a license. Here you will find information on how to obtain a business license.

Renewing Business Licenses

Find relevant information for your City of Red Deer licensed business.

Commercial/ Business Permits

Find a list of permits required to run a commercial business.

Steps to Starting a Business

A step by step guide to get your business up and running.

Inspections

Find out when you need to get an inspection and learn how to request a building, mechanical or electrical inspection.

Occupancy Permits

Find out when you need an Occupancy Permit and how to apply.

News & Notices

City Council adopts Community Safety...

September 27, 2016

Education, prevention, intervention and enforcement are the focus of a new Community Safety Strategy that was approved by City Council today.

Reminder to residents: only rain in ...

September 27, 2016

As residents clean up their yards this fall, they’re reminded that what goes on their lawns – or spills off them – will end up in the Red Deer River, untreated.

City Council considers...

September 26, 2016

Today, City Council considered first reading of the Riverlands Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and Land Use Bylaw that will enable The City to create a sustainable, vibrant and authentic mixed use neighbourhood in Red Deer’s downtown.