Non-Chestermere Business Licenses

Non Chestermere business

If you do business in Chestermere, but do not operate out of a permanent physical location within the City, read below to find the appropriate business licenses. Anyone operating a business in Chestermere must obtain a business license. This includes non-Chestermere businesses who are contracted to do work in Chestermere.

Fee Schedule:

Chestermere business license fees - Non-Chestermere Business

Annual: $300

After July 1: $150

After October 1: $75

Business Licence Deadline_ Jan 31

Step 1: Secure Permits 

If your business is a restaurant or food-based business, you will also need a Food Establishment Permit or copy of your Health Inspection Form before completing step 2.
(if you require more information contact Alberta Health Services at 403-943-2288)

If your business is involved in the motor vehicle industry, then you will need an AMVIC permit/license before completing step 2.

If you have any questions about obtaining additional permits before applying for your business license, call the City's Development Team at (403) 207-7075, or email

Step 2: Apply for a Business License

Once you are issued with the required permits and the required safety inspections are completed, you can apply for your business license:

New Business License Application - Non-Chestermere Business

To renew your business license you can fill out the below application:

Business License Renewal - Non-Chestermere Business

Step 4: Prepare to open

Once you have been issued with a business license you can begin your work in Chestermere!

Looking for a different type of business license? Click here for our full listing


  • Business Licenses expire December 31 of each year. Payment for licenses for the year are typically due January 31 but have been extended to March 31 for the 2021 year.
  • Please take a look at the Business License Classification Reference Chart to determine how to classify your business as per the section that asks for the “nature of your business."
  • For more information on business licences, you can read our business license bylaw