All businesses operating in Saanich must have a valid Business Licence or a valid Intermunicipal Licence. See our Business Licence Bylaw [PDF - 22 KB].
What is a business?
- Any commercial or industrial undertaking.
- Any professional, personal or other services for the purpose of profit or gain.
Why Do I Need a Licence?
A licence ensures that businesses follow important rules.
- Municipal land use regulations
- Building and fire codes
- Health regulations
- Other relevant community safety requirements.
Are there consequences for operating a business without a valid business licence?
Yes. You could be fined up to $200 per day.