Food & Beverage Application

This is the application form for all food and beverages related businesses, including:

  • Bars and Lounges
  • Night Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Catering
  • Cafes
  • Bakeries
  • Food Trucks

Required Documents and Checklist

  • You are required to provide a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority food service permit.
  • If you will be serving alcohol you must apply for a liquor licence. You will be required to show proof of a liquor licence including the number of patrons before the business licence will be approved. For more information on how to apply for a liquor licence visit
  • Waste Management - You are required to submit a Solid Waste Management Plan as part of your Food and Beverage business licence application. Please download the Solid Waste Management form.
  • Fire Safety - If your business is located within a commercial location you are required to pay an annual Fire Inspection fee of $125.00 which is charged on your business licence invoice, For more information see Business Fire Safety. Please review the Fire Safety Checklist to ensure you are prepared before scheduling the inspection. If the Fire Dept. has to re-inspect because your business is not ready, or you do not pass the initial inspection, the first re-inspection is free and any subsequent re-inspection fees will be billed at $300.00 each.
  • Sign Permit - An application is required to be submitted and approved prior to installing any signage for the business. The Sign Permit application is submitted to and processed by the Planning Department. For more information see Sign Permits .

Additional Information

  • A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is charged for all applications. You must have a Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card in order to complete this application. Please be advised a 2.2 % processing fee will be charged on the transaction.
  • If you don't have a credit card, please email to discuss alternative application and payment options.
  • Additional information may be requested by the licence inspector in order to assist in determining whether the applicant may be issued a licence. Upon being satisfied that a licence application, renewal, or change meets the requirements for issuance, renewal, or change of a licence in this bylaw, the licence inspector may issue, renew or change a licence. The licence inspector may impose terms and conditions with respect to a licence.
  • The licence inspector may refuse, suspend, or cancel a licence if the licence holder has failed to ensure compliance with a provision of the Business Licence and Regulation Bylaw 2253, 2019 or a term or condition of the licence applicable to the business; or for other reasonable cause pursuant to the Community Charter. The issuance of a licence shall not be deemed to be a representation by the Resort Municipality to the licence holder or to anyone else that the business complies with all applicable bylaws or other enactments. The licence holder shall ensure compliance with all bylaws and other enactments.

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