Business Licence Payments

Business Licence renewal payments are due by January 15 each year.

The City offers a "grace period" before penalties apply. After February 15, a late fee of $25 will apply to all expired Business Licences and must be paid in order for a licence to be issued. Operating a business without a valid licence may result in a fine of $250 per day.

New Business Licence payments must be received prior to a licence being issued.

There are a number of convenient way to pay for your City of Victoria Business Licence:

  • Online using the City of Victoria's Online Payment Service or MyCity Online.
  • At most banks and financial institutions (The account number will be your business licence number noted at the top of your Business Licence Renewal Invoice.)
  • By mail, to: City of Victoria, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
  • In person at the Public Service Centre, located on the first floor of Victoria City Hall at 1 Centennial Square. Payment can be made by cash, debit, credit card or cheque. (Cheques are to be made payable to "City of Victoria".)

If your application is not approved and payment made, the application fee will be refunded in full.