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Business Licence and Inter-Community Business Licence

The Village of Keremeos requires that all businesses operating within our municipal boundaries hold a valid business licence with our Village.  The Village of Keremeos Business Regulation Bylaw No. 757establishes a framework for reviewing and approving business licence applications and sets applicable fees and renewal deadlines as listed below:

Annual Business Licence Fee

$100(due January 31stAnnually)

$50   (if applied for after July 1st)

Subsequent Licence for additional 

Business at same premises

 

$25

Transfer of Licence

(from existing location to new location)

 

$20

Annual Inter-Community Business Licence Fee

 

$150

Inter-Community Business Licence

The Inter-Community Business Licence program was established by Village of Keremeos Mobile Business License Bylaw No. 752and allows businesses which operate in more than one municipality to reduce their overall licencing cost by purchasing an Inter-Community Business Licence along with their regular Business Licence.  This program enables businesses to operate in all of the participating communities without the need to purchase additional Business Licences. These communities currently include:

Armstrong

Coldstream

Enderby

Kelowna

Keremeos

Lake Country

Lumby

Oliver

Osoyoos

Peachland

Penticton

Princeton

Regional Dist. of

Central Okanagan

Salmon Arm

Sicamous

Spallumcheen

Summerland

Vernon

West Kelowna

 

Business Licence Approvals

The Business Licence application process involves ensuring all buildingzoningand healthconsiderations are dealt with prior to approval.

Building Regulation

New buildingsmust have a building inspection conducted prior to starting business.  If no inspection has been previously conducted, contact the Village Office at (250) 499-2711 to schedule an appointment free of charge.

 

All Buildings which haven’t been used for business at least 60 days prior to Business Licence renewalmust have a building inspection conducted prior to starting business.  Contact the Village Office at (250) 499-2711 to schedule an appointment free of charge.

Zoning Regulation

Businesses must ensure their property is zoned for their type of business by reviewing Zoning Bylaw No. 778 and the Zoning Map.

 

For those intending to operate a “home based business”, please ensure it adheres to the home occupation regulations contained in Zoning Bylaw No. 778.

Health Regulation

Businesses involving food service or hygiene/sanitationmust have a health inspection conducted through Interior Health Authority prior to starting business.  Provide the Village with a copy of your health approval once received.

 

For information about food service approval, click here

For information about hygiene/sanitation approval, click here

For all other health related inquiries, contact Interior Health at (250) 770-5540

Please note there may be provincial or federal regulations you may also need to adhere to based on the nature of your proposed business.

  • For businesses related to taxi services, click here
  • For businesses related to liquor sales or service, click here

Applying for a Business Licence/Inter-Community Business Licence

You can begin the application process by either visiting the Village Office to obtain an application form or by downloading either of the forms below. You will need to install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free) to use these files.

Business Licence Application Form

Inter-Community Business Licence Application Form

These forms are fillable .pdf and can be saved once completed.  You can submit your completed form by emailing it to clerk@keremeos.ca, by faxing a copy to (250) 499-5477 or by mailing or dropping a copy off at the Village Office.  Please ensure you provide your current contact information so you can be notified about any issues with your application and contacted once your application has been processed and fee payment is required.

For general inquiries about Business Licencing, please contact the Village Office at (250) 499-2711.