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​Let’s prepare for reopening or operating a business during COVID-19 together.  Find out what you need to relaunch your business or evolve it to work with new COVID-19 guidelines. 

We've collected some common City of Lethbridge business resources into one space. Please let us know if you couldn’t find what you were looking for or if there is a resource that may be helpful to include during COVID-19.


   Proposal for Mandatory Face Coverings in Lethbridge​ ​

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August 4, 2020
Beginning Friday, August 7, non-medical masks or face coverings will be mandatory for all individuals visiting or working in publicly accessible spaces within City of Lethbridge owned and operated indoor facilities. 

City Council has directed the City Manager to look at legislation that directs the mandatory use of face coverings city-wide, should it be required. This draft bylaw will be provided to City Council on August 10 for consideration. 

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Business Continuity

Who needs a Business License? Do you run a business out of your home? How much is a Business License?

These answers and more can be found in the information below.


> Business Licenses

> Home Based Businesses

> Frequently Asked Questions

Need to rent a demolition bin for construction or renovation? We have some options for you!
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Setting up your business? Find out more about commercial waste and recycling.
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Street Use Permits are required for the temporary use of the road or public sidewalk when work cannot take place solely on private property. i.e. window washing, using a ladder or hoistor crane, temporary parking of an unattached trailer, etc.
> Apply for Street Use Permit
Local businesses can look at different ways to convert streets, sidewalks and parts of parking lots into a use that helps expand space to meet COVID-19 public health guidelines.

Find out what permits are required.
Find out what permits are needed if you are undergoing any construction projects.
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Financial Support


Recognizing the financial impact COVID-19, any property owners who are experiencing financial difficulty may make payments toward their tax bill until September 30 and no late penalties will be applied.

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The best course of action for any customer experiencing financial hardship is to be proactive and contact our Utility Customer Care staff as early as possible.

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Through the Heart of Our City committee and the Urban Revitalization Department, numerous programs and incentives are available to provide financial assistance that will stimulate growth and development in the Downtown. 

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In light of the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Economic Development Lethbridge, along with community partners, have gathered information and resources to help businesses during a time of uncertainty within the local and regional business community. 

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Mailing Address

910 - 4th Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta    T1J 0P6

There's free customer parking in the back.