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The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce and Imagine Kootenay have created a handbook to help you create, operate, or expand your business. The handbook is designed to answer many of your basic questions and guide your business planning path from conception to realization. Click here to view the Business Start-up Guide for Golden and Area A.

Who needs a Town of Golden Business License?

Any person owning or operating a business within The Town of Golden is required to hold a valid business license as regulated by the Town of Golden Business Licensing Bylaw No. 990. A business is defined as a commercial or industrial undertaking of any kind or nature, or the provision of professional, personal or other services for the purpose of gain or profit.

Business License Applications

Business license application form is available at the Town of Golden’s front office located at 810 9th Ave. South, or at the link below. To begin the process just fill out the form and submit it back to the front office via e-mail, fax, by mai,l or in person. Once approved there is a business license fee to be paid, amount determined by the type of business.

The business license is issued for one year and terminates on the 30th day of April. A 50% reduction in the fee amount will be made on account of any person commencing to do business after the first day of November to the 30th day of April of that license period.

Business License Renewals

Business license renewal notices are mailed out approximately one month prior to the expiration date of a business license. If any of the information on the business license renewal notice has changed, please submit a business license information update form, found here, to Town Hall.

For information specific to Liquor and Cannabis businesses, click HERE.

Contact Information

Town of Golden Front Office 250-344-2271
Business License Department 250-344-2271 ext.231
Fax 250-344-6577

Related Links

Business License Application Form - Printable
Business License Application Form-Fillable
Business License Bylaw 990, 1996
Business License - Exisitng License - Update Form