Whistler business licences expire on December 31 each year. Renewal fees are due by January 31 each year. All business licences renew automatically each calendar year, unless you choose to opt-out of the auto-renewal during the online application process.
Effective February 1, 2020, a fee of $25 is applicable for all new business licence applications in addition to the annual licence fee. Licence renewals are exempt from the application fee. A fee of $10 applies to changing an existing licence such as change of location and/or change of ownership.
The application fee and change to existing licence fee can be paid online using a credit card as part of the online business licence application process. If you don’t have a credit card, please email email@example.com to discuss alternative application and payment options.
Licence fees vary depending on the type of business you operate. Business licence fees are outlined in the Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw. Visit the applicable licensing web page for fees specific to each business type. Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw 2253 was adopted in December 2019, and all licence fees increased as part of this bylaw. The last fee update prior to this occurred in 2005. Business Licence fees cover the cost of administration, bylaw enforcement and reviews and inspections by the Bylaw, Planning, Building, Parks, Engineering and Fire Departments.
Business licences expires on December 31 each year and renew automatically unless you have opted out during the application process. Invoices for renewed licences are sent out in November or December each year and are due and payable January 31 each year.
Your account number and access code from your renewal notice are required.
Business licence changes
There is a $10 fee for changes to an existing licence. Learn more.
Through your online banking create a contact for the Resort Municipality of Whistler using firstname.lastname@example.org as the email address to send the funds to. Make sure to put your business licence account number in the message. Password set up not required as this is an auto deposit, to confirm your bank is set up for Auto Deposit click here. Please note Blueshore Financial does not allow for auto deposit, we cannot accept e-Transfers from that institution.
Interac e-Transfer is only available to send or receive funds in CAD from any financial institution enrolled with Interac e-Transfer within Canada. Check with your financial institution to see how the process is done. e-Transfers can be sent and received 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Pay for your business licence in person at Municipal Hall (4325 Blackcomb Way) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please provide your invoice or your business name. Accepted payment methods include debit, cash, cheque or credit card.
Over the phone
Pay for your business licence over the phone from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at 604-935-8130. Please have your invoice or business name and credit card ready.
Invoice by email
To have your renewal invoice sent by email, sign up for MyWhistler. Your account number and access code are required.