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Business licensing approval timelines

All businesses operating in Calgary are required to register their business with The City of Calgary.  Business Licences are required depending on your activity to promote individual and public safety.

Business licensing approvals Target (calendar days) Per cent of decisions within target (April 2023 - March 2024) Average days (April 2023 - March 2024)

Home-based - Post-permit approvals

14 75% 18

Home-based - Final approval/issuance

1 77% 5

Commercial-based - Post-permit approvals

28 69% 31

Commercial-based - Final approval/issuance

7 80% 7