Business Licences

Business Licence Programs & Options    Applications & Information

The Town of Ladysmith is pleased to offer inter-municipal business licences with the City of Duncan, the District of North Cowichan and the Town of Lake Cowichan. Your Ladysmith business licence is valid when you offer mobile business services within these three other communities.

The cost of an annual business licence is $100.  If you are a new business to Ladysmith and apply between July 1st and December 31st, your cost will be prorated to $50.  For more information about Town of Ladysmith Business Licenses, contact the Financial Services Coordinator at 250.245.6414 ext. 6210, or email

Ladysmith business owners that travel to other municipalities to carry out work, can now purchase an Inter-Community Business Licence for an additional $170.00.  Following are the participating municipalities:
Town of Ladysmith
City of Duncan
City of Nanaimo
City of Parksville
City of Victoria
District of Central Saanich
District of North Saanich
Townwship of Esquimalt
District of North Cowichan  
District of Sooke
Town of Lake Cowichan
Town of Sidney

For more information about Town of Ladysmith Business Licences or the Inter-Community Business Licence, contact the Financial Coordinator at 250.245.6414 ext 6210, email

Invest in Your Business – Make Time for Education

In partnership with Small Business BC, the Town of Ladysmith is offering affordable webinars to assist small businesses in Ladysmith.  The webinars provide instant access to online education to help small businesses at every stage including business planning, marketing, social media, market research, legal, international trade, and more. Click here for more information.

Current Business Licences

To view Current Business Licences* please click on one of the following lists:

List by Type of Business                                                           List by Name of Business

*Please note this list does not include businesses that have an Inter-Community Licence purchased through another municipality.  If you have questions about a business not on the list, please contact the Financial Services Coordinator at 250.245.6414 ext 6210 or email:


If you are planning to open a new business or are involved in an existing enterprise in Ladysmith, there may be permits you need to apply for and guidelines you need to follow. The Town offers a streamlined permitting process to ease the way through BizPaL. BizPaL is an automated service which can assist you with finding information about federal, provincial, and municipal permits and applications that may be required for your business. Click here to access this service:

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