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Business Licensing

In accordance with The Municipal Act, a municipality may either charge a business tax or license to any business facilities within the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews.
Business Licencing By-Law No. 3976 and Amendment No. 4053 governs and regulates business activities and it is a requirement to carry an approved license for all business operations. Section 6 of this By-Law states: "No person shall carry on any business without having a license from the R.M. of St. Andrews".

A business license is an annual fee of up to $100 depending on the nature of the business and is active for the complete calendar year ending December 31st of each year. If you are an active business with no license, you would be guilty of an offense and are liable for conviction to pay a fine not exceeding $500 and not less than $200. The St. Andrews By-law Enforcement Officer confirms that all businesses are licensed.

Business license applications can be picked up at the Municipal Office or you can obtain one by clicking on this link: Business License Application Form.