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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.

   Mandatory Face Coverings in Lethbridge​ ​


Temporary Mandatory Mask Bylaw is an additional step to help protect our community from COVID-19.

 Guide for Businesses

> Learn More about the Bylaw

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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As part of economic recovery efforts, Lethbridge City Council on Monday November 2nd approved a series of six new or improved Development Based Incentive Programs to support investors as well as business owners and their employees. For more information on any of the incentive programs please contact: 

Andrew Malcolm, Urban Revitalization Manager – or call 403-320-3926.

The six incentives include:

CC45 Real Estate Sales and Leases – opened up the ability to lease City-owned lands for 10 years at low lease rate with ability to purchase after at original evaluated price. 

CC49 Affordable/Social Housing Capital Project Grant – a capital project grant that will assist in the development of affordable and social housing

CC52 Urban Core Housing Incentive Program – a grant for development of attractive, self-contained market-rate dwelling units within the urban core.

CC53 Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Program – tax based incentive for targeted redevelopment that reduces the effect of an increase in municipal taxes attributable to the differential between pre-construction and post-construction assessment.

CC61 Urban Core Property Improvement Grant Program – a grant for improvements in the urban core, including: quality façade improvements, permanent interior and exterior space improvements, rehabilitation of key aspects that support the functionality and re-use of buildings, and barrier free/accessibility improvements.

CC64 Industrial Municipal Tax Incentive – tax based incentive to attract new industry and promote substantial redevelopment and expansion of existing industry by cancelling a portion of the increase in municipal taxes attributable to the differential between the pre-construction assessment and the post-construction assessment. 

For additional grants and financial supports in the Downtown including Patios and Parklet Support Program and the Business Improvement Loan 

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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.