Doing Business

Business Licensing, Permits & Fees

Starting a business in Wainwright? All businesses operating in Wainwright require a Town of Wainwright business license. For details visit Local Process and Procedures. Depending on the business type, other municipal, provincial and federal permits may be required, including operations regulated under Alberta Health. Frequently Asked Questions on Business Licensing can be found here.

It is the responsibility of the business owner to investigate and obtain all required permits. The simplest way to learn what your business needs is to use the BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licenses information service.

Business License Fees, Categories & Forms

Every business, occupation or trade that is carried on with the intention of making a profit within the Town of Wainwright requires a business license issued by the Town of Wainwright, as regulated under Bylaw 2018-15

Category of Business

License Fee (Annual)

License Fee (after July 1)

Application Forms (click to download)

Resident – In Town Commercial $100 $50 Business License Application Form
Resident – Home Based $150 $75 Business License Application Form
Out of Town $200 $100 Business License Application Form
Weekly $50   Business License Application Form
Home/Office Occupation Permit $150   Home/Office Permit & Business License

License applications are submitted to the Town office (1018 – 2 Avenue, Wainwright, AB T9W 1R1, Phone: (780) 842-3381, Fax: (780)842-2898) and are usually processed the same day. The Licensing Officer is the approving authority for business licenses.