Apply for a new Business Licence
- Completed business licence application
Copies of any professional certificates and/or provincial registration documents.
Copies of trade certification are required for plumbers.
Copies of reports from the Public Health Inspector are required for all restaurants, cafes, mobile vendors, and any other establishment selling food.
Food Safe certificates are required for anyone handling food.
* Please note that a business licence will not be issued until all required documentation is provided.
Business license fees are required to be paid at the time of application. A business license application will not be processed until payment has been provided.
Short-Term Rental Business Licence
Residents wishing to operate a short-term rental in their principle dwelling are required to have a Short-Term Rental Business Licence. Check out our guide for information on what you need to know before you apply, and tips on completing your application.
When you are ready to apply you can print your application here, or pick one up at City Hall. Applications must be submitted in person, along with all applicable fees.
Inspections Required for Change of Use
Whenever there is a change of use (ie. from clothing retail to restaurant) for a commercial/business location, an inspection by Building Inspector and Fire Inspector will be required to ensure that the facility meets the mandatory provincial codes for the new type of business establishment.
If you have any questions or need to arrange for an inspection, please contact:
Building Inspector at (250) 423-2229; and/or
Fire Inspector at (250) 423-4226.
Any changes to the business establishment nature or previous use must comply with the City of Fernie Zoning Bylaw No. 1750.
All signs must comply with the City of Fernie Sign Bylaw No. 1888.