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Thinking of starting or operating a business in Didsbury? Most businesses operating in Didsbury or anyone providing a service with the Town require a Town of Didsbury business license as per Bylaw 2012-08. Business Licenses are valid from January 1 to December 31 with renewals of business licenses done annually. 

Some businesses operating within the Town of Didsbury may also require a Development Permit or a Home Occupation Permit in conjunction with their business license application.

Planning on opening a new business?
Check out BizPal for information on everything you'll need to start up, from licenses to permits and more! BizPal is a collection of information assembled by the Province of Alberta which tells prospective business owners what information they will need from all levels of government.  

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Business CategoryLicense FeeAfter July 1 (only new)
Resident - Commercial/Industrial$100 Per year                   $60
Resident - Home Occupation$125 per year $75
Non-Resident$150 per year$100
Contractor License$350 per year$350
Pedlar: Offers, Door-to-Door, Street Sales, Etc.$125 per year$125
In addition to requiring a Town of Didsbury business license, the Government of Alberta may require provincial licensing and registration depending on the type of business. For more information that may apply to your business, please visit Service Alberta.


Complete the business license application below, or complete in person at the Town Office (1606 14th Street) during regular business hours.  NOTE: A Provincial Business License does not replace or exclude businesses from obtaining a Town of Didsbury Business License.