Permits & Licenses

Business License

The City of Wetaskiwin requires all new and existing businesses to obtain and maintain their business license in order to operate within the City. Businesses that are located outside of Wetaskiwin but do business within City boundaries are required to complete an Out-of-Town business license. 

  • Business Licenses are valid for up to one year, expiring on December 31st. 
    • It is the business owner's responsibility to renew their business license. 

For more information, please contact Development Services at 780.361.4400 or email permits@wetaskiwin.ca 

Business License: 

Select from the following tabs for more information on business licenses and vendor permits:

  1. Apply for a Business License
  2. Apply for a Taxi License
  3. Vendor Permit
  4. Non-Profit Organizations
  5. Business License and Vendor Fees
  6. Renew a Business License

Apply for a Business License: 

This section contains information on how to apply for a business license as a resident and a out-of-town business. 

Businesses Located Within Wetaskiwin

All businesses, apart from non-profit organizations, are required to obtain a business license before operating their business. 

Step 1. Determine what zoning district your business resides in.

Step 2. Determine if your proposed business Use Type is Permitted or Discretionary

  • Once you know your zoning district, review the Land Use Bylaw to find the specific regulations that apply to your zoning district. 
  • Permitted Uses are Uses that are allowed within the zoning District. Whereas, Discretionary Uses are allowed at the discretion of the Development Authority. Discretionary uses may or may not be compatible with neighbouring Uses. 
  • For more information, review the Land Use Bylaw  page.
  • For more information, call Development Services at 780.361.4400

Step 3. Download Business License Application and Submit  

  • Business License Application  
  • Business License applications must be in a PDF format if submitted via e-mail. Completed digital applications can be e-mailed to permits@wetaskiwin.ca
  • Hard copies applications are still accepted in-person at City Hall, by mail, or the after-hours drop box.


 Businesses Located outside of Wetaskiwin

All businesses operating within City boundaries are required to obtain a business license. 

Step 1. Complete the Out-Of-Town Business License 

Step 2. Submit Business License 

  • Business License applications must be in a PDF format if submitted via e-mail. Completed digital applications can be e-mailed to permits@wetaskiwin.ca
  • Hard copies applications are still accepted in-person at City Hall, by mail, or the after-hours drop box.

Planning and Development:

Select from the following tabs for more information on planning and development:

  1. Does my Business Require Permits?
  2. Permits, Development, & Construction
  3. Home-Based Business

Does my Business Require Permits? 

Some businesses occupying a new space may be required to obtain additional permits. The following information outlines situations where a business owner may need to obtain permits. 

Non-Residential Renovation: 

  • Businesses that plan on doing interior renovations may be required to obtain a building permit and additional permits such as, electrical, gas, plumbing, etc.
  • Commercial Renovation permit packages can be found within the Permits, Development, & Construction tab.
  • For more information, please contact Superior Safety Codes (403-358.5545). 

Change of Use Permits: 

  • Change of use permits are required for businesses that are moving their business into a new location and the proposed business has a Use type that is different from the existing Use type. (Ex. a retail business would require a change of use permit if the new business location was previously a restaurant.)
  • The change of use permit reviews parking and land use regulations required by the land use bylaw and ensures that businesses meet the requirements.
  • Change of Use permit packages can be found within the Permits, Development, & Construction tab. 
  • For more information, please contact Development Services (780.361.4400) or email permits@wetaskiwin.ca

Sign Permits: 

  • Businesses that plan on installing new signage on the exterior of a building or on the business property must obtain a sign permit. 
  • Sign permit application packages can be found within the Permits, Development, & Construction tab.
  • For more information, please contact Development Services (780.361.4400) or email permits@wetaskiwin.ca