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Business Licence Regulations

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Several by-laws regulate how businesses are operated in Surrey. The two by-laws that affect all businesses operating in Surrey are the Business License By-law and the Zoning By-law.

Business License By-law

The Business License By-law, 1999, No. 13680  sets the fees for business licenses. It also includes specific regulations that some business types must follow (ice cream vendors, health enhancement centres, mail box rental centres, etc.).

Zoning By-law

The Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000  regulates where businesses can be located. Properties are given a zoning designation which lists all uses that are permitted on that property. Home-based business regulations can also be found in the Zoning By-law.

Related By-laws

Review the other by-laws that may affect how your business operates.

Contact our Licensing office at or by phone at 604-591-4370 if you have any questions about your business licence application along the way.