What other approvals might be required for my business?

Please be aware that an occupancy approval is required for all buildings that contain a business operation in the City of White Rock. A change in proposed occupancy, or any commercial improvements, would require a building permit. If you have any questions regarding this process, please check with the Permits Clerk at 604-541-2149.


Please be aware that your application may also be forwarded to the Planning and Development Services Department, the Fire Department, the RCMP, or to Fraser Health for further review and comment. It may also be necessary to obtain approval from the Health, Fire and / or RCMP departments before your Business Licence can be issued.


Sidewalk licenses (e.g. patios) and sign permits may also be required as part of your business. For additional information, please check with the Permits Clerk at 604-541-2149, or through the City's Public Feedback Form system (Planning and Building). Note: Staff strongly recommend sending in an inquiry prior to signing a lease.

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1. How do I apply for a business licence?
2. How can I renew my business licence?
3. What is the general fee structure?
4. In what parts of the City can I operate my business?
5. What other approvals might be required for my business?
6. What about liquor licencing?