Thursday, March 24, 2016

Do You Have Your 2016 Business Licence?

Unpaid Licence fees are now past due

Businesses operating in Nanaimo, or from Nanaimo, are reminded that 2016 business licence invoices were mailed during the last week of November and the fees were due on December 31, 2015.  Where fees have not yet been paid, they are now past due and those businesses are subject to a fine pursuant to "Business Licence Bylaw 1998 No. 5351".

For businesses that have not received their 2016 Invoice; for businesses that have relocated; or for businesses no longer operating, please notify the Licencing Office as soon as possible by email at or in person at the Service & Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street.

All business licence accounts with outstanding fees are subject to a fine pursuant to "Business Licence Bylaw 1998 No. 5351".

Independent consultants conducting business within, or from Nanaimo are required to hold a business  licence. Commercial building owners that lease space to other businesses within their commercial building are required to hold a business licence. Online businesses operating from a residential dwelling within the boundaries of Nanaimo are required to obtain a business licence.

"The requirement for business licences assist in ensuring that municipal land use regulations, building and fire codes, health regulations and all other relevant community safety requirements are adhered to by business operators."  -  Nelda Richardson City of Nanaimo


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