Why did business license fees change?

July 21, 2023

To respond to community priorities identified in the recently approved 2023-2024 biennial budget, the Vancouver City Council made changes to City business license fees to make investments in increased police services, park playground replacements, new roads, and economic development and job creation programs.

The changes will also reduce the fee burden on the smallest businesses in Vancouver, and those conducting limited business in the city.

Visit Business and Special Licenses for more information.