Licensing & Regulations
Who needs a Business License?
Every business, trade, profession, employment or providing goods and /or services within or partially within the Town (some exceptions apply). Any advertisement of business is proof of conducting business in Picture Butte.
If a business, doing business in Picture Butte, is located outside of Picture Butte, two different term licenses are available:
Daily – valid until the end of the current day – Cost is $50.00
Yearly – valid until the end of the current year – Cost is $200.00 (If a business is purchasing a license after September 30th, the cost is half the price)
Farmer's Market or Flea Market - Cost is $100.00 per event
The business license is mailed out once payment has been received.
Fillable Business License Applications:
The Motor Vehicle Industry Council of Fair Trading Act requires specific automotive businesses obtain a license from AMVIC before being issued a municipal business license.
What are the Exceptions?
Reciprocral Business Licence Agreement
The Town of Picture Butte has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the muncipalities listed in Schedule A of the agreement that will allow businesses that possess a qualified business license from one of the participating municipalities to conduct commercial enterprise in their municipality will qualify for a reciporal business license if they meet the guidelines set out in the Memorandum of Understanding.
A Charitable / Non-Profit Organization
A business that Council, by resolution, may from time to time exempt
A business carried on by the Government of the Province of Alberta or Canada
A business exempted from requirements of municipal licensing by federal or provincial legislation.