Applying for a Business Licence

Any person carrying on business within the City of Leduc requires a valid City of Leduc Business Licence*, renewed December 31 annually.

*Certain organizations and service providers are exempt from paying business licence fees by Provincial or Federal law. Those exempt from payment for a licence are still required to attain a licence free of charge from the City of Leduc.

To help reduce wait and service times, your business licence application includes reviews by:

  • Planning & Economic Development
  • Fire Services
  • Safety Codes
  • Other City of Leduc departments that could assist

For more information on starting your business within the City of Leduc, please visit Start Your Business for a comprehensive guide.

Applying for a business licence

Apply for a City of Leduc Business Licence. Depending on the nature of the application, we might require more information. If this is the case, our Business Licence Administrator will contact you.

Business Categories

Category Description
General Businesses based within the City of Leduc in a Commercial or Industrial Land Use Classification.
Resident (Home-based) Businesses based out of a residential dwelling within the City of Leduc.
Non-resident Businesses based outside of the City of Leduc limits.
Mobile Businesses that operate out of temporary structure, display or stand (location-specific for each licence). Eg. corn stand, food truck at special event, temporary windshield repair, etc. Mobile businesses require landowner permission to be submitted with the application. 
Non-profit or charitable organization Non-profit or charitable organization based within the City of Leduc. 

With all Business License Applications you must submit a Corporate Certificate or Proof of Filing (examples).

Business Licence Fees

Fees for business licences are outlined in the Fees & Charges Bylaw. For new businesses located in Leduc, your fee will be based on the portion of the year remaining when you apply for your licence.  

For Non-Resident Businesses, when you apply for a business licence after August 31, the fee for the rest of the year will be 50% of the annual fee. 

Business Licence Fees Licence renewal or new licence issued on or before March 31 New licence issued after March 31, but on or before June 30 New licence issued after June 30, but on or before August 31 New licence issued after August 31, but on our before September 30 New licence issued after September 30, but on or before December 31
General Business Licence $154.00 $115.50 $77.00 $77.00 $38.50
Home-based Business Licence $154.00 $115.50 $77.00 $77.00 $38.50
Non-resident Business Licence $308.00 $308.00 $308.00 $154.00 $154.00
Mobile Business Unit Business Licence $51.00 $51.00 $51.00 $51.00 $51.00

Fees can be waived upon proof of charitable or non-profit status.

Business Licence Renewals

Annual Licence renewal notices are sent out to Leduc Resident and Home-Based businesses in November. Payment is required by December 31 for the coming year. 

Renewal notifications and reminders are sent via email (or post if no email is listed).

For more information

If you require a more in-depth list of applications and information pertaining to operating a business, see the Business Licence Tool, created by the Government of Alberta.

You may also download our Business Licence Brochure, or contact the Business Licence Administrator within Planning & Development at 780-980-8427 or email