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Business Licences

Starting a business also means that you will require a valid business licence, as regulated by Stony Plain’s Business Licence Bylaw and as passed by Stony Plain’s council.

Nonprofits are exempt from licensing fees, provided they can show proof of status.


Business licence facts:

  1. Valid for one year and must be renewed annually.
  2. Yearly licence fee must be paid in full to Stony Plain prior to approval.
  3. Application forms can be downloaded from Stony Plain’s website or picked up from front reception at the Planning and Infrastructure department on the second floor at Stony Plain Office (4905 – 51 Avenue) during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday, excluding holidays).

Federal or provincial legislation may exempt some professional organizations from licensing fees.

Depending on the type of business, other municipal, provincial, and federal licences or permits may be required.

Businesses that possess a valid resident business licence within Stony Plain are eligible to purchase a Tri-Municipal licence, which allows them to conduct their business within the City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County (without having to purchase a non-resident licence to operate within those communities).

Business Licence Bylaw

Business License Application
Home Based Business License Application Form
Commercial & Industrial Business Licence Application Form
Mobile Vending Business Licence Application

Retail, services or contractor business

Resident – Retail/Services1 $100.00
Resident – Contractor1 $100.00
Non-Resident – Retail/Services1 $200.00
Non-Resident – Contractor1 $350.00

Home-based business

Home Based Business1 $50.00

Peddler or hawker

Daily $25.00
Annual resident business $100.00
Annual non-resident business $325.00

Special service

Auto Wrecker or Salvage Yard $1,500.00
Boxing or Wrestling Promoter $1,500.00
Carnival or Circus $500.00
Christmas Tree Sales $50.00
Escort or Dating Service $1,500.00
Ice Cream Vendor – Mobile or Temporary $125.00
Massage Parlor $1,500.00

1. Any business commencing operation on or after September 1 of each year and carrying on or operating for any part of the remainder of the year shall be assessed a business license fee equivalent to one-half the normal annual business license fee for that year.

A person who carries on a business without a valid and subsisting licence from Stony Plain is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to the following minimum fines:

  1. For a first offence – a fine no less than $750.00 (in addition to being required to obtain a licence).
  2. For a second and subsequent offences – a fine of no less than $750.00 (in addition to being required to obtain a licence).

*1.50 per sq. ft. is a one-time fee applied only at the time of application. Does not apply to the renewal fee.

Contact Information
Planning and Infrastructure
Town of Stony Plain
2nd Floor, 4905 – 51 Avenue
Stony Plain, Alberta T7Z 1Y1

T: 780.963.2151
F: 780.963.2197
E: d.brokop@stonyplain.com

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