A Business license is valid for the Calendar Year of the
application date. In other words, January 1 to December 31 of the same year.
Except for non-resident contractors, any new application for an In-Town License
submitted after June 30 will be pro-rated to 1/2 the yearly fee. Invoices for in-Town continuing businesses are mailed out within the first week of the new year and
are due by the end of January each year. Non-resident license holders are responsible to renew when proceeding with work in the community. Invoices will not be mailed to non-resident license holders.
If you are no longer operating a business within the Town of
Claresholm, it is your responsibility to either contact the town, or to sign at
the bottom of your invoice, to verify that you are no longer operating a
business. Closed businesses will not be invoiced the following year.
Business License Fees are as follows.
Town Businesses (downtown/commercial/industrial) - $50.00 annually.
Home-Based Business - $100.00 annually.
Out of Town contractors please contact our Development Officer for fees and further details.
A Regional Business License can also be obtained for an additional $80.00. For more information on a regional license click here.
Anyone operating a business without paying the fees is in violation of the Business License Bylaw. For more information and an application for obtaining a business license go here. If your business will be a home-based business go here for more information and an application.