Business Licence

Business Licence Application Process

Steps to starting a business in the Town of Onoway

1.  Submit a development permit 

Development Permit

2.  Once a development permit is approved then apply for a business license - 

Business License Application

3. Payments can be made via e-transfer to or through online banking or in person at the office (we accept cash, cheque or debit).

Business Licenses 

At the Town of Onoway Council meeting of January 13, 2022, Council passed a motion to reinstate  the business license fee for 2022 year. The fee has been set at $50.00 for the 2022 term, which is the same rate applied in 2020 (recall that the 2021 fee was waived as part of the Town’s temporary COVID relief measures). All previously registered businesses will receive a renewal reminder via mail; any new businesses are required to fill out and submit a Business License Application prior to commencing operations.  Any businesses that did not receive their letter or require an application package can contact the Town office or visit the links below.  Thank you for your cooperation.      

For commercial property owners that may have various businesses operating within their building, please ensure your tenants are aware of this requirement.