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Business Licenses

Business Licensing, Permits & Fees

Starting a business in Wainwright? All businesses operating in Wainwright require a Town of Wainwright business license. For details visit Local Process and Procedures. Depending on the business type, other municipal, provincial and federal permits may be required, including operations regulated under Alberta Health.

It is the responsibility of the business owner to investigate and obtain all required permits. The simplest way to learn what your business needs is to use the BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licenses information service.

Every business, occupation or trade that is carried on with the intention of making a profit within the Town of Wainwright requires a business license issued by the Town of Wainwright, as regulated by the Fees and Charges Bylaw.

License applications are submitted to:

Town Office
1018 – 2 Avenue
Wainwright, AB T9W 1R1
Phone: 780-842-3381
Fax: 780-842-2898

Category of Business License Fee (Annual) License Fee (after July 1) Application Forms (click to download)
Resident - In Town Commercial $100 $50 Business License Application
Resident - Home Based $150 $75 Home Occupation Business License Application
Out of Town $200 $100 Business License Application
Weekly (7 consecutive days) $50   Business License Application
Home/Office Occupation Permit $150 (one time fee per location)   Home/Office Occupation Permit

License applications are submitted to the below and are usually processed the same day. The Licensing Officer is the approving authority for business licenses.

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