City's VicMap Puts Business Information at Your Fingertips

VicMap, the City of Victoria's interactive and multi-layered map, has added new tools that will provide a greater ability to search for information related to businesses in Victoria.

VicMap users can now search for any business that has a business licence by name, category, address, keyword, or within a certain area. Prospective business owners can use the map to determine where to set up shop based on geographic need, or based on what complementary or competing businesses are in the area. Current business owners can use it to see what services their neighbours provide. Individuals can use the tool to search by category – for example, to search for any restaurant or food service business in a specific neighbourhood, or locate all the medical clinics within the city.

The business licence data is also the newest addition to the City's Open Data Catalogue. Users can download a table of all licensed businesses in the City, sorted by category, name, location and more.

In addition to this recent enhancement, VicMap has a number of tools that are useful for business.

  • Realtors can use the map to provide clients with detailed property reports, including previous years' property taxes, on the spot using a mobile device
  • Developers and builders can search for data on specific properties, including zoning, current development applications and Official Community Plan data, neighbouring properties that have pending applications including rezoning and development applications
  • Business owners can identify sign permit zones, heritage designated buildings, and other data relevant to a current or potential business location

To use the new Business Licence search tools, simply launch the map and click on I Want To – Find a Business.

VicMap is one of the City's newest digital tools and is designed to reduce steps and save time for customers.