Resident Business License Application
This category covers all businesses within the Town of High River operating from home and those operating out of a store-front or commercial location.
There are two types of Home Occupations, a Major Home Occupation and a Minor Home Occupation.
Home Occupations are allowed in the Traditional Neighborhood District (TND), Neighborhood Centre District (NCD), Central Business District (CBD) and the Service and Employment District (SED).
To find out what district you are in, please refer to the Land Use Bylaw map. It will take you directly to the district and will outline the regulations for the type of Home Occupation you are looking for.
Minor Home Occupations do not require a Development Permit, however they do require a business license. Minor Home Occupations typically consist of an office setup with a desk and telephone. You can obtain a business license by contacting the Business team.
All Major Home Occupations require a Development Permit. Examples of a Major Home Occupation are Hair Salons, Massage Therapy or any business that generates client visitation or deliveries to the residence.
All storefront businesses must obtain a Tenant Occupancy Permit. Please contact the Safety Codes Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As each application can vary substantially in terms of permit requirements, contact Business to receive the appropriate application forms.