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Feedback needed from Vernon business

Vernon business owners are being asked to review and provide feedback to the City’s proposed business license bylaw and fee structures.

In September, 2013, Council asked staff to review the business license bylaw and fee structure. 

City staff report the existing bylaw has been in place with few revisions since 1985, and is inconsistent with current legislation, incompatible with the latest licensing software and not compatible with future plans for on-line processes.

Stemming from that, a goal was set to develop regulations that were both transparent and easily understood.

The proposed changes include a revised application process and fee structure as well as a shift toward fees being based on the size of the business premises, which can be seen below. 

Business owners are encouraged to review the proposed bylaw, fee schedule and other explanatory materials by visiting 

Comments can be directed to Council’s attention before March 14, 2014, via email ([email protected]) or by mailing Business Licensing, 3001 32 Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 2L8.


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