Civic Centre Business Hours
|Hours:||8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday|
|Address:||902 7th Avenue
Canmore, AB T1W-3K1
When considering opening a business within the Town of Canmore please review the following information. Permits and application forms can be provided by visiting the Town of Canmore Civic Centre front desk reception at 902 7th Avenue. Business License forms are also available on the sidebar of this page.
Consider your Location
The first thing you should consider is the physical location. The business location you choose has to be zoned for that particular purpose. Prior to signing a lease call the Planning Department at 403.678.1543 to see if that location is approved for your type of business. You may need a Confirmation of Zoning or a Development Permit for a change of use.
Are you doing renovations?
If so, you will likely require a Building Permit. An Occupancy Certificate will be issued once construction is complete. Contact the Planning Department at 403.678.1543 to inquire if a permit is required.
All signage requires a permit
Prior to ordering any signs, refer to the Sign Regulations and complete the "Development Permit Application - Signage" form. Contact: Planning 403.678.1543 - www.canmore.ca/lub/section10
Automotive Repair or Dealerships
If you are opening an automotive repair shop or dealership you must contact AMVIC and get approval prior to obtaining your Town licence. Contact: 877.979.8100 www.amvic.org
Food, Salons, Tattoos or other Health Services
You will require a certificate from Alberta Health Services if you are dealing with food, salons, tattoos and other personal health services. Contact: Health Inspector at 403.678.5656 for guidelines and an appointment. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/8302.asp
Waste & Recycling Plan
Consider how you are going to manage your waste and recycling and what type of disposal is going to be necessary to operate your business. All restaurants are required to have a grease trap (interceptor) and submit an annual maintenance schedule to Public Works. Contact Public Works at 403.678.1580.
Choosing a Business Name
Did you choose a name for your business. If you are using a name other than your first and last name you must provide the Town with a copy of your Trade Name Registration from the registry office. Contact: Canmore Registry at 104 - 837 Main Street—Phone 403.678.9320.
Business License Application