Business Licensing

The Town of Sundre requires all businesses that are operating, working, providing or selling a product or service within or partially within the town corporate boundaries to possess a valid Sundre business license as established in Municipal Business Licensing Bylaw 05.12.


A Business License is required to show that your business is conforming to all the legal steps needed to operate a business. It is issued every year. To be issued your very first business license as an in-town business, you will need to show that you have received your relevant Development Permit from the Planning and Development department. 

All businesses include all types and durations:  seasonal (e.g. 1 day, 1 week, 4 months), home based, storefront and all non-resident businesses doing any kind of work in Sundre (including all out-of-town businesses serving residents and/or businesses in Sundre via mobile operations such as work vehicles, food trucks, etc.).


Certain professional services only (eg. Lawyers, Medical Professions, and some members of trade or professional associations, etc.) are exempt by provincial or federal law from the requirement for a business license.  It is your responsibility to determine if you fall under one of these categories.  A license will not be issued until any applicable development or building permits or public health inspection approvals are in place.


Free Business Directory Listing 

When signing up for a Business License you will also have the choice to join our online Business Directory providing your business with FREE advertising. The business directory listing opportunity is only available to businesses with valid Sundre Business Licenses or those businesses legally allowed an exception.


Business License Rates:
 Home-Based Business $60                                                                           
 In-Town Business $110
 Out-of-Town Business $180
 Temporary (less than 5 consecutive days) $50
 Temporary (less than 3 consecutive months) $100
 Contractors (covering all projects and sub-trades for one full year) $1000 


Complete our Fillable Business License Application Form (PDF) and submit to




Complete our online Business License Application Form.  Please ensure that all contact information on the form is correct as you will be contacted for payment after submission of the form.


All revenues received from the licensing of businesses in the Town of Sundre are used to enhance and improve economic development initiatives and projects in the town.  If you have any questions regarding business licensing, please contact:


Jon Allan

Economic Development 

Ph:  403-638-3551 Ext. 111