Find out how to apply for a business licence in Surrey. 

Apply, renew, or change the details of your business licence online, in person or by mail.

Our Online Business Licensing Application Portal streamlines the application process. It improves transaction times and removes the need to travel to City Hall.

Use the online application to:

  • Apply for a new business licence
  • Check your application progress
  • Renew your business licence
  • Update your business information

If you need your login information, call 604-591-4370.

Applying for a New Licence

Use the Online Business Licensing Application Portal to apply for a new business licence.

APPLY FOR NEW BUSINESS LICENCE

You can also apply for a new license by completing a Business Licence Application form.

Learn more about applying for a commercial or industrial business licence.

Learn more about applying for a home-based business licence.

No physical business location in Surrey but do business here? Find out about non-resident business licence requirements.

Renewing Your Business Licence

We mail out Business Licence Renewal Notices one month before licences are set to expire.

You can renew your business licence:

  • Online using the Online Business Licensing Application Portal
  • By phone at 604-591-4370. Payments by credit card are accepted.
  • In person at the Surrey City Hall Property and Payment Services counter. Payments can be made in cash, by cheque, Interac, or credit card.
  • By mail to:

Surrey City Hall
Property and Payment Services
13450 104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Please make cheques payable to City of Surrey:

Updating Your Information

The quickest way to update your business information is online through the Online Business Licensing Portal.

You can also complete a Business Licence Application form and check off the type of change you are making.

Submit your application by email to businesslicensing@surrey.ca or in person at City Hall.

You can also mail completed forms to:

Surrey City Hall
Bylaw & Licensing Services
13450 104 Avenue,
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

There is no fee to make changes to your business information, unless you are changing ownership of the business.

Changing Ownership of Your Business

There is a $25 fee for changing the ownership of a business. A difference in fees may be required if a change of category is made. For other changes, there is no fee.

If the ownership has changed, you'll need to provide a copy of the purchase and sale agreement. Contact the Licensing Office to clarify the requirements for the purchase and sale agreement, or additional requirements for some businesses, such as health permits and criminal record checks.

There is a $25 fee for changing the ownership of a business. A difference in fees may be required if a change of category is made. For other changes, there is no fee.

If the ownership has changed, you'll need to provide a copy of the purchase and sale agreement. Contact the Licensing Office to clarify what you need to submit. There might be extra requirements involved, such as health permits and criminal record checks, for some businesses.

Contact

For more information, contact our Licensing Office at businesslicensing@surrey.ca or 604-591-4370.