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.

Town of Comox Business Licence Application

Effective 2007, the Town of Comox has entered into 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.

Effective January 2014, mobile businesses operating in certain municipalities throughout the central Vancouver Island region now 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