Commercial Business Licence
All businesses operating from commercial and industrial zoned properties in Saskatoon require a City of Saskatoon Commercial Business Licence.
Zoning regulations vary across the city and affect the type of business you are permitted to operate within a specific zoning district. Whether you are building a new structure or moving into an existing one, contact Planning & Development to determine if your proposed location is zoned for the type of business you want to establish. If you are solely operating a business from your residential home in Saskatoon, please refer to the Home Based Business category.
If you have more than one business location in Saskatoon, you will need to complete a separate business licence application for each location.
|New business licence||$125.00|
|Change of business location||$125.00|
The easiest way to apply for a commercial business licence is through Business Licence Online.
Applications can also be submitted by mail. Complete the commercial business licence application and gather any applicable supporting documents that apply to your business. Mail your application package and a cheque or money order made payable to City of Saskatoon to:
Business Licence Program
City Hall, 3rd Floor
222 3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J5
All commercial business licence applications are reviewed for compliance with land use and building code regulations.
If structural alterations are planned or a change of use or occupancy to the building will occur, a building permit is required. A building permit from Building Standards is required prior to the start of construction. A business licence will not be issued until the appropriate building permits have been taken out.
If you application is approved, you will receive written confirmation by mail, along with your business licence, in approximately 10 to 15 business days. A business licence is valid for one year from the date it is issued, unless otherwise stated on the licence.
Licences must be renewed annually. A renewal notice will be sent to the mailing address on your licence the month before your licence expires. You can renew your licence online through Business Licence Online or by mail to the address above.
Moving or Selling Your Business
If you change your operations or move your business to a new location, you will need to have your account reviewed to determine if a new business licence is required. You must notify our office if there is a change in:
- gross leasable floor area
- type of business being conducted
- ownership or business closure