Business Operations

Can I operate a small business or B&B from my home?

Most zones permit Home Occupations as a permitted accessory use. View the Home Occupation regulations, contact Community Planning Services for further information.

I want to run a business from my house or a commercial/industrial zoned lot.  Do I need a business license?

The regional district does not issue business licenses, such as a municipality would.  If you require, in writing, for insurance or other purposes that you are permitted to operate the business from the property, you may need a Letter of Comfort. Contact Community Planning Services for further information.