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Commercial Business License

commercial business license.jpg ​All Commercial, Industrial and Institutional businesses require a Business License to operate within the City of Lethbridge.



 Prior to obtaining a business license, you must first be approved via a Development Permit to operate your specific type of business at a specific parcel. 


Each parcel in the city has a zoning district assigned to it.  Within each zoning district are permitted and discretionary uses.  A Development Officer will determine if your business is an allowable use in this district. 


 To make a development application, provide in person:

1.   A completed Development Permit Application.
2.   A copy of the lease.
3.   The square footage of the area being leased.
4.   The number of off-street parking stalls being provided.
5.   Payment of fees, determined when you apply.