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Business Licensing

Foothills County requires all businesses operating within the County's boundaries to obtain a valid business licence unless exempted under provincial or federal legislation.

When acquiring your business licence you will also be given the opportunity to list your business in our upcoming Business Directory. If you would like to have your business listed, please ensure to fill out the pertinent section on the business license application form.

Business Licences are issued on a yearly basis. Business Licence renewal applications are due February 28.

Business Licence Application Forms/Renewal

Have you Obtained a Development Permit?

The majority of business uses based within Foothills must first obtain a Development Permit before a Business Licence will be issued. To find out if you require a Development Permit please review the Foothills County Home Office and Home Based Business information sheet and Land Use Bylaw. Should you have any questions regarding these documents please contact our Planning & Development Department.

Foothills County Home Office and Home Based Business
Land Use Bylaw

Submitting your Business Licence Application

All Business Licence applications are to be submitted with the required fee to our Business Licensing Officer. Please ensure that the form is completed in full, including the Business Owner(s) Signature. Your Business Licence and receipt of payment will be mailed.

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Mailing Address: 309 Macleod Trail, Box 5605, High River, AB, T1V 1M7
Phone: (403) 652-2341
Fax: (403) 652-7880
Email: business_license@foothillscountyab.ca 

Business Licence Fees

For current business licence fees please contact the Business Licensing Officer by phone at (403) 652-2341 or by email at  business_license@foothillscountyab.ca 

Business Licence Bylaw 1018/1988

BizPaL Online Tool

BizPaL Online Tool

Your online source for information on business permits and licences you may require. BizPaL helps you generate a personalized list of the business documents you need for all levels of government; local, provincial/territorial, and federal; you may have to deal with in order to start up or grow your business. And if you are already operating, BizPaL can help you verify that you have all the correct permits and licences. Simply provide some generic information and BizPaL will provide the business permit and licence information specific to your business.