Business Licensing

All businesses, including home-based businesses, operating within the Town of Comox require a Business Licence. Business licences are valid for each calendar year period, and can be applied for at any time throughout the year. For more information on operating a business in the Town of Comox, please see the Comox Business Licence Bylaw.

View and download the Town of Comox Business Licence Application.

The Town of Comox participates in an Inter-community Business Licence Agreement with the City of Courtenay allowing certain businesses, that operate in both communities, the option of purchasing a single licence. For more information on this program, please see the Inter-Community Business Licencing of Trades, Occupations and Businesses Bylaw or call Town Hall at (250) 339-2202.

Mobile businesses operating in certain municipalities throughout the central Vancouver Island region have the option of purchasing an inter-community business licence from the Town of Comox that will allow them to operate throughout the region. The Inter-community Business Licence is in addition to a business’ principal Business Licence, and must be issued by the community in which the business is based.

Communities participating in the Inter-community Business Licence Program include:

City of Campbell River: 250-286-5700
Town of Comox: 250-339-2202
City of Courtenay: 250-334-4441
Village of Cumberland: 250-336-2291
City of Duncan: 250-746-6126
Town of Lake Cowichan: 250-749-6681
Town of Ladysmith: 250-245-6400
City of Nanaimo: 250-754-4251
Municipality of North Cowichan: 250-746-3100
City of Parksville: 250-248-6144
City of Port Alberni: 250-723-2146
Town of Qualicum Beach: 250-752-6921

For more information on the Program, please see the Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw.

The Town of Comox also has a partnership agreement with OneStop Business Registry, which offers integrated business registry services. If you are starting up a new business or wish to change the address of your business, you can use the OneStop service to register with many of the federal, provincial and local government agencies all in one step.

To apply for a Town of Comox Business Licence, either directly with the Town or through the OneStop Business Registry, use one of the links below:

Town of Comox Comox Business Licence Application

One Stop Business Services OneStop Business Registry Service