The City issues permits and licences for the development, construction and use of all commercial, industrial, institutional or residential properties and buildings. The permits set standards for the health and safety of the citizens of Edmonton and ensure Edmonton's reputation as a great place to live, work and do business.


Permit and licence approvals are made based on legislation from the Municipal Government Act, City bylaws, the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw, and the Alberta Building Code.

Online Business Permits and Licences

The City has an online business licence application for convenient service. Before you apply, review the steps needed to apply for a licence. Entrepreneurs can also review the City resources available for small businesses.