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Types of Business Licences

There are five (5) types of Business Licences available in the District of Peachland:
    1) Municipal Business Licence

    2) Inter-Community Business Licence

    3) Seasonal Summer Business Licence

    4) Mobile Vendor, Concessions or Flea Market

    5) Iterant Show, Entertainment, Theatre, Concert, Music Show or Beer Garden

See below for more detailed information on each type of Business Licence.

Municipal Business Licence

A Municipal Business Licence allows the Licencee to operate their business within the boundaries of the District of Peachland. This is an Annual Licence and is valid from January 1st until December 31st of the year it is issued. The cost of the Licence is $112 for the calendar year; for businesses applying for a new Licence after July 1st the cost will be $56. There is no monthly prorating offered for this Licence.

Inter-Community Business Licence (ICBL) - Mobile Business

A Mobile Business performs or provides a service in more than one of the participating communities within the Okanagan or does business by moving from client to client; the business does not have a storefront or location other than in their home or in their principal municipality. The principal municipality is the community in which the business is located whether operating from a shop, office or home. A mobile business includes contractors of all types such as trades people, landscaping services, janitorial services, pest control, etc. It also includes other types of mobile service providers such as massage therapists, mechanics, photographers, hairdressers, etc. A mobile business does not include businesses selling goods or services from a fixed or semi-fixed location such as fruit stand/truck, mobile stores (i.e. food trucks), flea markets, horse drawn carriage rides, carnivals, concession stand or trade shows.

Who is Eligible for an Inter-Community Business Licence?

All Mobile Businesses are eligible for an Inter-Community Business Licence, except certain types of businesses such as escort agencies, body rub services and vehicles for hire such as taxis, limousines and buses. These business types require a separate Business Licence for each Municipality that they intend to operate in.

Where is an Inter-Community Business Licence Valid?

The Inter-Community Business Licence is honoured in the following municipalities within the Okanagan:
  • Armstrong
  • Coldstream
  • Enderby
  • Kelowna
  • Keremeos
  • Lake Country
  • Lumby
  • Oliver
  • Osoyoos
  • Peachland
  • Penticton
  • Princeton
  • Salmon Arm
  • Sicamous
  • Spallumcheen
  • Summerland
  • Vernon
  • West Kelowna

Other Provisions of the Inter-Community Business Licence

  • Businesses that are not mobile businesses, or are not eligible for an Inter-Community Business Licence must obtain a Municipal Business Licence in each Municipality in which they do business, operate or provide services.
  • A business that is eligible for an Inter-Community Business Licence must still obtain and maintain a Municipal Business Licence from the Municipality in which their business is located (e.g., home, office or storefront).
  • An eligible non-resident business or a business that does not have a business location in any of the participating Municipalities, may obtain a Municipal Business Licence from any one of the participating Municipalities and may then apply for an Inter-Community Business Licence at the Municipality where their Municipal Business Licence is issued.
  • An Inter-Community Business Licence is valid for the same term as the Municipal Business Licence from the issuing Municipality.
  • A business holding an Inter-Community Business Licence must comply with all of the Bylaws and Regulations of each Municipality in which they choose to operate.

Fees

The cost of the Inter-Community Business Licence is $150 Annually in addition to the cost of the Municipal Business Licence. There is no prorating of the fees for the Inter-Community Business Licence.

Seasonal Summer Business Licence

A Seasonal Summer Business Licence is for businesses that only intend to operate during the summer tourist season. The Licence is valid from April 1st until October 31st of the year it is issued. The cost for this Licence is $56.

Mobile Vendor, Concessions or Flea Market

A Mobile Vendor, Concessions or Flea Market Licence is for businesses that only intend to operate on a temporary basis for an event. The cost for this Licence is $50 per day of operation.

Iterant Show, Entertainment, Theatre, Concert, Music Show or Beer Garden

This Licence is for events to be held in the District of Peachland. The cost for this Licence is $50 per day of operation.