Along with a business licence, you might need additional permits for the type of business you want to conduct in Sparwood.
Building permits are required before beginning any type of construction as defined in the Building Bylaw:
If you are unsure about whether a building permit is required, please check with the Planning Department at 250.425.6271.
If your business will be using an outdoor fire pit, fireplace, or free burning, you will be required to obtain a permit before doing so in accordance with the Fire Services Bylaw.
The District’s Sign Bylaw regulates all outdoor signs and advertising space. The bylaw ensures that signs are not a safety hazard and assists in maintaining a clean and positive image for Sparwood.
Businesses wishing to carry on retail sales or provide outdoor seating areas on a municipal sidewalk or boulevard must obtain a Letter of Agreement from the District of Sparwood prior to utilizing public lands for their business.
The following conditions must be met prior to a Letter of Agreement being issued: