Town of Hinton Business License

New Businesses 

Welcome to Hinton! We wish you and your business every success here. If you’re looking for contacts and resources to help your business, please contact our helpful Economic Development Staff. 

Depending on the type of business and your location, you may also need a municipal development permit or other municipal, provincial and federal authorizations. Follow the steps in BizPaL for a complete list.

Business License application and processes:

  1. Fill out a Business Licence Online Application - Click here 
  2. We will review your application and contact you. You can pay the fee here. Click here
  3. You may be required to get a fire inspection (commercial/industrial districts); to book a fire inspection contact the Hinton Fire Department at 780-865-6089.

Once your application and fee are received, you will receive a Business Licence Certificate and receipt via email. The annual certificate is required to be posted at your business location so that it is clearly visible to the public.

Home-Based Businesses 

If you reside in the Town of Hinton and you are self-employed you will require a Development Permit for a Home Based Business, should you have customers coming to your home.   

Commercial/Industrial Businesses

If you are changing the use of an existing business space or moving to a new location, you are required to apply for a Development Permit along with your Business License Application. 

We suggest you confirm with the Town for municipal approval to ensure your business is a permitted use in that Land Use District.

Established Businesses

Watch for your business license renewal invoice at the beginning of December each year. According to the Business License Bylaw 1126, fines will be issued to unpaid invoices. 

Fees

Home Bases Business/Home Occupation$160.00/year
Commercial/Industrial Business$160.00/year
Regional Resident (Yellowhead County)$160.00/year
Non-Resident$285.00/year
Hawker/Peddler$200.00/year or $50.00/ for 3 months
Prime/Principal Contractor
(more than 3 sub-trades)
$500.00/year
Temporary (not to exceed 7 days)$25.00/day


Why do I need a Business License? 

The Government of Alberta, through the Municipal Government Act, provides municipalities with the authority to establish a system of licensing for businesses, business activities and persons engaged in business. Business licensing bylaws are enacted to protect public health and safety, and a Business Licence serves as a confirmation that a business complies with local laws and regulations.

All businesses operating within the Town of Hinton are required to obtain a Business License as per Bylaw 1126. This also includes businesses that are not from Hinton but performing work within Hinton.

Forms 

Business License Application 

Home Based Business - Development Permit Application

Development Permit Application

Development Permit Fees Bylaw 1104 

Canceling Your Business License

Cancel Your Business License Click here

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