Business licence a good investment for home-based businesses

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Home-based businesses are an important part of Leduc’s economy, and the City of Leduc's Planning and Development department would like to remind all home-based business owners of the importance of registering for a business licence.

Registering for a licence not only illustrates a commitment to city regulations, but also demonstrates to customers that a business is operating responsibly and in compliance with fire, health and building regulations. Information gathered through the licensing process also helps inform the city on Leduc’s economic position and is valuable in future planning and development initiatives.

Under the city’s Land Use Bylaw, a home-based business may be categorized as either a home office or a home occupation. Typical home office uses may include book keeping and online marketing and promotions, while home occupation uses may include counselling, hair styling and contractor services. Home-based businesses are regulated within the bylaw to prevent potential negative impacts such as noise, traffic, dust or odour from affecting residential areas.

The number of home-based businesses in Leduc has been growing. Year-to-date, the city has issued a total of 379 licences to home-based businesses, which accounts for 18 per cent of all businesses registered so far in 2018.

To learn more about the licencing process for home-based businesses, visit or call 780-980-7124.

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Lauren Wozny, Communications Officer