Inter-Community Business License

What is an Inter-Community Business License?

An Inter-Community Business License is an add-on to your regular municipal business license that allows mobile businesses (e.g. trades, caterers and businesses who deliver services directly to their customer's location) to operate across participating municipalities.

The City of Fernie, District of Sparwood and District of Elkford have entered into an inter-municipal licensing scheme to streamline the licensing process, increase compliance and provide residents with a wider choice of service providers.  The new scheme will enable a mobile business operating in Fernie to purchase a municipal business license and an Inter-Community Business License from the City of Fernie which would permit the business to operate in Fernie, Elkford and Sparwood. 

Non-resident businesses from outside the three municipalities can purchase a municipal business license and an Inter-Community Business License from the participating community of their choice.

Typical mobile businesses that benefit from an Inter-Community Business License are trades, plumbers, electricians, cleaning services, pest control, landscapers, or similar. 


  • Municipal Business License - $100
  • Inter-Community Business License - Additional $100

If your business is on the move, an Inter-Community Business License can save you time and money.

Questions? Call the License Inspector for assistance at 250.423.2244 or email