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.


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

Call for applications for Community ...

October 26, 2016

The City of Red Deer will accept applications for the Community Culture Development Fund grant program (Culture Development category) starting November 1, 2016.

Recommended 2017 Capital Budget ...

October 26, 2016

A $106.75 million budget will be considered by Council for 2017 with The City focusing on the sustainability of people and infrastructure.