Business Applications - Licences, Permits, etc.

All businesses operating within the Town of Olds require a Town of Olds Business Licence. Some businesses need permits as well. 

If you are starting a new business, you can use BizPal to help you find whether any more licences or permits are required by the province.

Business Licence Application Forms

Non-Residential Tax Incentive Program

Beginning February 1, 2023, eligible businesses may apply to this program. Eligibility criteria include:

Business Licence Fees

Fees are outlined in the Town of Olds Rates Bylaw

Yearly Business Licence

  • $125.00 per year - if the business has a permanent location within the Town. (Resident business.)
  • $225.00 per year - if the business doesn't normally operate within the Town. (Non-resident business.)

Licences are valid for the calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st.

Half-Year Business Licence Fees

If this is your first time getting a business licence, between July 1st and December 31st the fee is only 50% of the yearly fees above.

Temporary Business Licence Fees

  • Resident Business (Temporary) - $25.00 per 4 consecutive weeks

  • Non-Resident Business (Temporary) - $50.00 per 4 consecutive weeks


For questions please e-mail or call 403-507-4806.