Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw & Business Licence Amendment Bylaw

NOTICE is hereby given that Council for the District of Sparwood will be considering adoption of “Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw 1195, 2016” and “Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001, Amendment Bylaw 1196, 2016” at the regular meeting of Council held on November 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC.

Inter-Community Business Licence (ICBL) Bylaw 1195, 2016

The municipalities of Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood intend to participate in an Inter-Community Business Licence program, which will make obtaining a business licence easier and less costly for businesses that provide services in more than one community. This initiative, planned to start in January 2017, will save a business from obtaining a separate business licence from each community in which the business provides services.

For more information on this bylaw, please see the links below:

Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001, Amendment Bylaw 1196, 2016

Council will be considering increasing the fees under the Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001 from $80 to $100 and transfer fees from $5 to $25.

For more information on this bylaw, please see the links below:

All persons who believe that their interest is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard in person, by a representative, or by written submission on the matters contained within Bylaws 1195 and 1196 at the November 24, 2016 regular Council meeting.

Written submissions may be sent to the District of Sparwood no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, November 21, 2016 in person, by mail, or electronically to:

  • By mail or in person to: District of Sparwood, 136, Spruce Avenue, Box 520, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0.
  • By email to:

All submissions must include your name, business name and street address, and are considered

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