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Business Licenses

Business Licenses


The City of Armstrong offers multiple business license options to entrepreneurs in the area including:

  •  Annual Armstrong Business License
  •  Annual Intercommunity Business License

An application form is required to obtain either business license and must be completed and submitted to the City. 

Business License Application Form

The City of Armstrong Business License Bylaw requires all businesses within the City of Armstrong to hold a valid license.  


What is an Intercommunity Business License?

20 Municipalities in the Okanagan – Similkameen Region have combined their efforts to provide contractors with this cost-saving opportunity. Instead of potentially paying for 3, 4 or 5 Business Licenses to conduct business, you will only have to purchase your local Business License and an Inter-community Business License. The Inter-community Business License will allow you to work in any of the participating municipalities.

An eligible business would obtain an Armstrong business license to authorize them to carry on business in Armstrong and then apply for an Intercommunity License to authorize them to carry on business in the partner communities. Please click here for information about what are and are not eligible businesses. 

City of Armstrong Intercommunity Business License Application,

Participating Communities

Armstrong, City of Kelowna, City of Oliver, Town of Princeton, Town of Spallumcheen, Township of
Central Okanagan, Regional District of Keremeos, Village of Osoyoos, Town of Revelstoke, City of Summerland, District of
Coldstream, District of Lake Country, District of Peachland, District of Salmon Arm, City of Vernon, City of
Enderby, City of Lumby, Village of Penticton, City of Sicamous, District of West Kelowna, City of


When are Business license fees due?

Please provide all license fees by March 1st. 

Payment for your business license can be done in a variety of ways: 

  • In person at City Hall with Cash, Cheque or Debit. 
  • Via Canada Post with a Cheque. 
  • **New** Online via your online banking. In light of COVID-19 and the current need to distance and reduce in person interactions, the City will accept payments through online banking. Please set up the City of Armstrong Utilities payee with your banking institution and use your Business License Account number as the account number for payment. It is important that you set up a new payee with your business license account number to ensure your payment is applied to the correct account. If the wrong account number is used, your payment may not be applied how you intended and there is a fee to transfer payments between accounts. 

The City of Armstrong advises ALL those considering applying for a license to verify with City Hall that the location of your proposed business conforms with the uses allowed in the zone where you wish to locate, prior to leasing or purchasing property for business purposes.

Payment for business license applications may be made at City Hall with cash, cheque or debit. If you wish to use online payments, please contact City Hall for instructions on how to pay via this method. 


Additional services and information you may find helpful: 

  • BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business. Biz Pal
  • Bylaws that you may find hand, Business License Bylaw and  Rates & Fees Bylaw
  • Name Approval Request forms available at City Hall

Cancelation request form Should you wish to cancel your business license, fill out the form and return it to City Hall ( or 3570 Bridge St). Once your license has been canceled you will have to restart the process to reopen that license or start a new business.