Business operating within the City that do not operate out of a local commercially taxed premises are required to obtain an annual business licence. A copy of the full Business Licence bylaw is available here, or by contacting City Hall. Home Based Businesses and Childcare Centers must also follow the regulations in Sections 4.5 - 4.7 of the Zoning Bylaw, which can be viewed here.
Newly operating business or those who have not previously held a license are required to fill out an application form (available below). A simplified renewal form is available for annual renewals. There is a $25 discount for renewals made before the deadline of February 28 for most business licence types. Online payments may be made following the instructions in this document.
Business Licence Application Forms
Please note that we do not guarantee same day processing for business licence applications. Depending on the application volume and complexity, it may take up to five business days for your application to be reviewed and an approval decision issued.
The annual deadline for license renewals is February 28.
Beginning in 2019, all licence holders will have the option of having their business information included in an online business directory on the website.
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Todays fire rating is Low
Current Fire Rating:Low
Fires may start easily and spread quickly but there will be minimal involvement of deeper fuel layers or larger fuels.
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Fire Ban for City, RM and ML Provincial Park
Effective June 30, 2021, there is a fire ban in place for the City of Meadow Lake due to the elevated fire risk. All fires, including fireworks, are prohibited until further notice. Effective July 6, the RM of Meadow Lake has also issued a fire ban. The Meadow Lake Provincial Park also continues to have a fire ban in place, despite the provincial fire ban being lifted on July 19.
This ban does not extend to propane appliances.
We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation.