Fees / Charges - Business Licensing

Fees / Charges - Business Licensing

INTERCOMMUNITY BUSINESS LICENSE FEES:

The annual fee for an Intercommunity Business License is the combined total of a regular Port Alberni Business License Fee (see table below) plus an additional $150.00.

PORT ALBERNI BUSINESS LICENCE FEES:

If you are applying only for a regular Port Alberni Business Licence the annual fee is determined by the business category and is set out in Schedule "A" of the Business Licence Bylaw.

CATEGORY FEE DESCRIPTION
1. Service
$132.00
All businesses except those identified in Category 2-7 of this schedule.
2. Escort Service
$2,200.00
Escort Service
3. Financial Institutions
$550:00
Banks
Trust Companies
Finance Companies
4. Liquor Outlets
$220:00
Public houses
Lounges
Cabarets
Night Clubs
Liquor Stores, etc.
5. Pawnbrokers
$550.00
Pawnbrokers
6. Special Events
$220.00
(per day, to a maximum of $2,200.00 per event)
Carnival
Circus
Exhibition
Horse/pony Show
Dog Show
7. Cannabis Outlet $2,500 (renewal fee $220.00 per year)

Retail Cannabis Store

 

 

 

 

 

FINES AND TICKETS:

Business Licence Regulation Bylaw No. 4951, 2017

Description of Offence Section Penalty      Early Payment Penalty Discount Late Payment Penalty
Carry on business without a licence 3.1 $200.00/day $150.00/day $250.00/day
Fail to renew business licence 5.1 $200.00/day $150.00/day $250.00/day
Fail to post a business licence 7.5 $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Obstruct a Bylaw Enforcement Officer 13.2 $200.00 $150.00 $250.00
Medical Marijuana - Operate outside an enclosed building 11.1(c) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Permitting a minor 11.1(d) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Operate business between 20:00hr and 08:00hr 11.1(e) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Smoking or consumption 11.1(f) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Block windows 11.1(g) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Fail to maintain signs 11.2 $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Fail to display signage 11.2(a) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Fail to display product warning 11.2(b) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Fail to properly install video security 11.3(a) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Fail to store video security data for 21 days 11.3(b) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00
Medical Marijuana - Fail to monitor security and fire alarms system 11.3(c) $100.00 $75.00 $125.00

 

 

For more information, please contact
Melissa Tardif
Business Licensing/Development Services

City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8

Telephone: 
250-720-2835