Welcome to Barrhead, we are happy that you are interested in doing business here and are excited to get you started. Before you apply for a Business License you must determine if the license you need is applicable to the district you plan on operating in. Below you can find a quick and easy step by step process which will help you acquire the Business License you need.
- Refer to the Land Use Bylaw District Map to determine the district you are planning on operating in.
- Open the Land Use Bylaw and refer to Part XI: District Regulations.
- Locate your district within this section and decide which listed use your business falls under. This will determine which business license you require.
- Every business operating in Barrhead is required to obtain a Business License as per By-law 04-2022.
|Annual Business License Fees|
|Home Based Business License||$175.00|
|Food Vending Unit License||$125.00|
|General Contractor License||$500.00|
Between July 1 and October 31 of any given year, annual license fees are reduced by 50% (excluding Temporary Business Licenses, Hawkers, Peddlers & Door to Door Sales, where these fees will remain the same as noted below)>
New applications received after October 31 shall pay the full annual license fee which will be valid for November 1 to December 31 of the subsequent License Year.
|Other Business License Fees|
|Hawkers, Peddlers, Door to Door Sales||$75/week|
|Temporary Business License||$50/week|
For any questions, clarification or submissions:
Contact: Cheryl Callihoo
Director of Development & Legislative Services
Updated: March 22, 2022