New Business Licenses

Depending on the nature of your business, you may require a City of Red Deer Business License. A Business License signifies that you have met The City of Red Deer's licensing and land use requirements, and are permitted to operate your business within Red Deer.

Starting a Business

Use BizPal to find out what permits and licenses you need to start your business. The service simplifies the process by asking a series of questions on your type of business, and providing a list permits and licenses needed from all levels of government, along with resources to learn more.

Apply for a Business License

If you have a business, you’ll need a license. Read Applying for a Business License to learn more.

Renew your Business License

Learn more about the ways to renew your business license.

Occupancy Permits

An Occupancy Permit indicates the building is safe and compliant with the Land Use Bylaw.

Some businesses require a business license and an Occupancy Permit. However, if your business type is not listed on the menu on the right you may only need to apply for an occupancy permit.

News & Notices

Power restoration nearing completion

June 23, 2017

Power restoration continued today, with many smaller areas being brought back, leaving approximately 50 residents and businesses without power through the evening. Crews will focus on these remaining areas, and also on making sure all power sources...

Update on the 2019 Canada Winter Games..

June 23, 2017

With the 2019 Canada Winter Games less than two years away, The City of Red Deer provided an update on the capital projects that are underway as we prepare to host the Games.

Update re: power outages across Red Deer

June 23, 2017

Power is back on in Vanier Woods, Glendale and Normandeau with crews working through the night in these three major areas. Approximately half of Riverside Light Industrial was also restored.