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

The City of Surrey Online Business Licensing Application Portal streamlines the application process, improves transaction times, and removes the requirement for residents to travel to City Hall.

Use the online application to:

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

For help using the application, or if you hold an existing business licence and you'd like to get your login information, contact our office at 604-591-4370.

Applying for a New Business Licence

Use the Online Business Licensing Application Portal to apply for a new business license in Surrey.

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

Surrey business licence renewal notices are mailed out approximately 1 month prior to the expiration date of a business licence.

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, located at 13450 104 Avenue. Payments can be made in cash, by cheque, Interac, or credit card.

By mail to Surrey City Hall (make cheque payable to City of Surrey)

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

Updating or Changing Your Business Information

The quickest way to update your business information is by visiting the Online Business Licensing portal and logging in to your Business Licence Account.

You can also make changes by completing a Business Licence Application form and indicating which type of change you are making at the top of the form.

Submit your application by email to, in person at City Hall, or by fax at 604-501-7685.

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.

Contact our Licensing Office at or by phone at 604-591-4370 if you have any questions about the business licensing process.