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. (When February 15 falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the deadline is the following business day.)

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 is a number of convenient ways to pay for your City of Victoria Business Licence:

  • Online using the City of Victoria's Online Payment Service
  • At most banks and financial institutions. (The account number is located 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 was made, the application fee will be refunded in full.

To access your account information online, or to sign up for e-billing, please register for a MyCity Online Account.