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Business License
A “Business” is defined as any of the following activities, whether for profit or not and however organized or formed: 

  • a commercial, merchandising or industrial activity or undertaking; 
  • the carrying on of a profession, trade, occupation, calling or employment; 
  • an activity providing goods or services. 

A valid Business License is required to operate a Business in the City of Lloydminster (exceptions noted in sections 20 to 23 of Bylaw 16-2016). 


A Development Permit is usually required prior to the City of Lloydminster issuing a new Business License. For information on Development Permits, contact the Planning and Development department at (780) 874-3700.

The primary categories within the bylaw are commercial premises/business, home based business and out of town business. Licenses are valid from date of approval until the end of each calendar year and require renewal on an annual basis. For more information, please refer to:

Business License Renewals
Business license renewal forms are mailed in early December. Signed forms and payments must be submitted to the Business License Department no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Overdue renewals will be subject to a late payment fee of $75. 

If you have a Business License and do not receive a renewal form, please contact the Business License Department.

Payment Options
The City accepts Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa and Master Card.

If you have any questions, please call the Business License department at (780) 875-6184 ext. 2123.