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Town of Picture Butte

Phone:   403-732-4555


120 - 4th Street North
Picture Butte, AB

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:
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?

The Town of Picture Butte is a signatory to the Reciprocal Business License Memorandum of Understanding (RBLMU). This initiative, supported by your council, allows local companies to do business in a number of Southern Alberta Communities, without having to purchase a business license in each municipality.
Our council supports this initiative because we feel RBLMU:
As well, we think that co-operating with some of our surrounding communities to promote economic development is good business.
Participating communities include:
The two primary stipulations are that a business has a valid business license and be located in one or our RBLMU communities.
Business from other communities such as Lethbridge cannot purchase a municipality license and do business in each community. They must continue to purchase licenses in each community. As well, businesses from the signatory communities must purchase their licenses from their own municipality.
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