Search Results | Clear Search | Previous (in doc) | Next (in doc) | Prev Doc | Next Doc

Bylaw No. 1551-2006

Business Licence Bylaw, 2006

Consolidated and printed by authority of the Corporate Officer under section 139 of the Community Charter. Includes amendment bylaws 1625-2007, 1717-2007, 1733-2007, 1744-2008, 1938-2010, 1985-2010, 2158-2012, 2196-2013, 2296-2013, 2474-2015, 2556-2016, 2604-2016, 2618-2016 and 2901-2019 . Last amended July 22, 2019

Contents
Part 1 — Citation
Part 2 — Severability
Part 3 — Repeal
Part 4 — Interpretation
Part 5 — Licence Requirement
Part 6 — Licence Fees
Part 7 — Licence Period and Renewal
Part 8 — Licence Applicatons
Part 9 — Powers of the Licence Inspector
Part 10 — Council Reconsideration
Part 11 — Specific Regulations
 11.1 Accessory Home Occupation
 11.2 Adult Publications
 11.3 Auto Recyclers
 11.5 Cannabis Production Facilities
 11.6 Contractors
 11.8 Direct Sellers
 11.10 Ice Cream Vendors, Mobile
 11.12 Liquor establishments
 11.18 Non-registered Massage Therapists
 11.21 Recycling Depots
 11.22 Second Hand Goods
 11.23 Shark fins and shark fin products
Part 12 — Offences and Penalty
Schedule "A"
Schedule "B"

The Council of the City of Abbotsford, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

Part 1 — Citation

1.1   Bylaw No. 1551-2006 may be cited as "Business Licence Bylaw, 2006".

Part 2 — Severability

2.1   If a portion of this bylaw is held invalid by a Court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid portion must be severed and the remainder of this bylaw is deemed to be adopted without the severed section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, clause or phrase.

Part 3 — Repeal

3.1   Bylaw No. 988-2000, cited as "Business Licence Bylaw, 2000", is hereby repealed.

Part 4 — Interpretation

4.1   Schedule "A" contains definitions of terms used in this bylaw.

4.2   Words or phrases defined in the British Columbia Interpretation Act, Community Charter or Local Government Act or any successor legislation, shall have the same meaning when used in this bylaw unless otherwise defined in this bylaw.

4.3   In this bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine includes the feminine gender.

4.4   The headings contained in this bylaw are for convenience only and are not to be construed as defining, or in any way limiting, the scope or the intent of the provisions of this bylaw.

Part 5 — Licence Requirement

5.1   Unless specifically exempted in Section 5.2 , a person shall not carry on any business or operate a Supportive Recovery Use within the City without a valid and subsisting licence issued to that person under this bylaw.

B/L 1717-2007

5.2   A licence is not required for the following:

(a) an agri-food processing facility having a floor area of less than 600 m2 on property zoned Agricultural, as defined in the City's Zoning Bylaw;

B/L 2158-2012

(b) the on-site processing of products from a farm operation, dairy, hatchery or wholesale greenhouse or nursery;

(c) the collection or receipt of money or goods or the disposal or sale of goods or services for non-profit purposes where 100% of the proceeds of the collection, receipt, disposal or sale are, either directly or indirectly, devoted to a non-profit or charitable purpose and where an application for an exemption is first made to the Licence Inspector on the form prescribed for that purpose; or

(d) a garage sale, which is conducted on a person's own residential property, except where more than three garage sales are conducted on that property per calendar year or garage sales are conducted on the property for more than six days in a calendar year.

5.3   For certainty and without limiting Section 5.1 , a licence shall be obtained under this bylaw for any business constituting an Agri Industrial Use as defined in this bylaw, including without limitation rendering stations and wine operations, and for any business constituting a Produce Processing Use, Farm Industrial Use, Growing Medium Manufacturer Use or Commercial Mushroom Composting Facility, all as defined in the City's Zoning Bylaw.

5.4   A person, who operates a business at more than one premises, shall apply for and maintain a separate licence for each premises.

5.5   A person who operates more than one business at one premises, shall apply for and maintain a separate licence for each business.

5.6   Every licence issued under this bylaw is personal to the person named in the licence and may not be transferred to another person.

5.7   A person shall not carry on a business in or on any premises other than those identified on the licence without first making an application for a new licence or a change to the licence.

5.8   Every holder of a licence shall keep a copy of the licence posted in a conspicuous place in the premises, vehicle, place or structure where the business is conducted or undertaken and for which the licence is issued. Where a business is not conducted within a premises, vehicle, place or structure, the licence shall be carried by the licence holder at all times.

5.9   Every person, who carries on a business in the City, shall comply with all bylaws of the City and all applicable laws, rules, codes, regulations and orders of all Federal or Provincial authorities having jurisdiction over such business.

5.10   A licence is required for each Automated Teller Machine not affixed to a Financial Institution.

B/L 2158-2012

Part 6 — Licence Fees

6.1   Every person applying for a new licence or for a renewal of a licence shall, at the time of making the application, pay to the City:

(a) the licence fee for the applicable type of business specified in Schedule "B" to this bylaw; and

(b) all outstanding fees, charges and penalties due and payable to the City in respect of the business.

6.2   Every person making application for a new licence or a change of name or other change to a licence shall, in addition to all other fees payable under this bylaw, pay the administrative fee specified in Schedule "B" of this bylaw.

6.3   Where more than two inspections must be conducted in respect of a licence application, due to non-compliance with this bylaw, the applicant shall pay the re-inspection fee specified in Schedule "B" of this bylaw for each additional inspection conducted by the City beyond the first two inspections.

6.4   Where a licence for a business is not renewed before its expiry date, but is renewed within 30 days of its expiry date, in addition to the fees specified in Section 6.1 , the applicant shall pay to the City a penalty equal to 30% of the licence fee specified for that category of business in Schedule "B" of this bylaw.

6.5   Where a licence for a business is not renewed within 30 days of its expiry date, in addition to the fees specified in Section 6.1 , the applicant shall pay to the City a penalty equal to 50% of the licence fee specified for that category of business in Schedule "B" of this bylaw.

6.6   Except as provided for in Section 6.7 , a licence fee shall not be refunded after issuance of the licence.

6.7   The licence fee for an accessory home occupation licence, less the administration fee prescribed in Schedule "B" of this bylaw, shall be refunded to the licence holder where the application for the refund is received by the City within three months of the licence's issuance.

6.8   All federal and provincial sales taxes will be added when applicable.

B/L 1985-2010

Part 7 — Licence Period and Renewal

7.1   Except as provided in Section 7.2 , a licence issued under this bylaw shall be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issuance and shall expire on the last day of the 12th month.

7.2   Despite Section 7.1 :

(a) a temporary licence shall be valid for a period not exceeding 60 days from the date of issuance, and no more than two temporary licences for the same business shall be issued in one calendar year;

(b) an Ice Cream Vendor, Mobile licence shall be valid for a period of six months from the date of issuance.

B/L 1744-2008

7.3   The licence holder is responsible to renew a licence issued under this bylaw before the date of its expiry for as long as the business that is authorized by the licence is conducted.

Part 8 — Licence Applicatons

8.1   Every application for a licence shall:

(a) be made to the Licence Inspector on the form provided for that purpose;

(b) be signed by the owner of the business or the owner's agent authorized in writing by the owner; and

(c) be accompanied by the applicable fees prescribed in Part 6 and Schedule "B" of this bylaw.

8.2   The Licence Inspector may require that an applicant for a licence provide proof of certification, approval or qualification required by a Federal, Provincial or Local Government authority having jurisdiction over the proposed business.

8.3   It is an offence under this bylaw to provide incorrect or misleading information on an application for a licence or renewal of a licence.

8.4   The granting and issue of a licence under this bylaw in no way implies or constitutes a representation of the Licence Inspector or the City that the licence holder is competent in the business operation for which they are licensed.

Part 9 — Powers of the Licence Inspector

9.1   The Licence Inspector shall have power to grant, refuse, suspend or cancel a licence issued under this bylaw subject to the provisions of this bylaw and the Community Charter.

9.2   Upon receipt of an application for a licence or a renewal of a licence, the Licence Inspector may, at a reasonable time and in a reasonable manner, inspect the premises to which the licence application relates.

9.3   Subject to Section 16 of the Community Charter, the Licence Inspector or Chief Constable may enter business premises at a reasonable time to inspect and determine whether the regulations and requirements of this bylaw are being met.

9.4   The Licence Inspector may impose such terms and conditions on the granting or renewal of a licence as he or she considers reasonable.

9.5   The Licence Inspector shall maintain and keep a record of each licence issued, suspended and cancelled under this bylaw.

Part 10 — Council Reconsideration

10.1   An applicant or licence holder, who wishes Council to reconsider the Licence Inspector's decision to refuse, suspend, cancel or impose terms and conditions on a licence, may appeal the decision, in accordance with the City's Appeal Procedure Bylaw, 2016.

B/L 2604-2016

Part 11 — Specific Regulations

Accessory Home Occupation

11.1   An accessory home occupation business shall comply with Sections 150.12 and 150.25 of the City of Abbotsford Zoning Bylaw, as amended.

Adult Publications

11.2   No person carrying on any business in the City may display or permit to be displayed an adult publication except as follows:

(a) every adult publication shall be located behind the sales counter and inaccessible to the public except by a request to the sales clerk, who shall remove the adult publication from the display area;

(b) every adult publication shall be placed behind a sheet of opaque plastic or other opaque substance which extends the full length of the shelf on which such publications are placed and which extends vertically at least eight (8) inches from the bottom of the shelf;

(c) no adult publication shall be located on any visible shelf, the bottom edge of which is less than 1.2 m. from the floor; and

(d) no adult publication may be sold to a minor.

Auto Recyclers

11.3   Every person applying to carry on the business of auto recycler shall, as a condition of the issuance or renewal of a licence under this bylaw, provide the Licence Inspector with satisfactory evidence that the applicant's auto recycler facility meets the Automotive Recycler's Environmental Code of Practice, as established by the British Columbia Automotive Recyclers ("BCAR") Association and administered by the Automotive Recycler's Environmental Association ("AREA"), and that the facility was certified by BCAR within the preceding calendar year.

11.4   As a condition of licence renewal, the licence holder shall provide evidence satisfactory to the Licence Inspector that:

(a) during the preceding year the licence holder inspected the facility, obtained an independent (third-party) inspection of the facility and prepared a pollution prevention plan, all in accordance with the requirements and procedures of and to the satisfaction of AREA;

(b) the operation of the facility complies with all applicable Federal, Provincial and Local Government statutes, regulations and rules; and

(c) the facility was certified by AREA.

Cannabis Production Facilities

11.5   (1) Every person who is authorized to produce Cannabis for commercial purposes under the Cannabis Act (Canada) must at the time of business licence application, submit proof of security clearance by way of a criminal record check, conducted by a municipal police force or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, for

(a) all persons named in the licence issued under the Cannabis Act (Canada), and

(b) all staff employed at the Cannabis Production Facility at time of business licence application or renewal.

(2) Every owner and operator of a Cannabis Production Facility must permit persons acting on behalf of the City for the purpose of enforcement and the Abbotsford Police Department to conduct inspections and unscheduled visits, at any time, during operating hours.

B/L 2901-2019

Contractors

11.6   Every person holding a licence under this bylaw as a contractor shall, on request, provide the Licence Inspector with a list of all sub-trades engaged on specific jobs, on a form prescribed by the Licence Inspector. Failure to submit the list of sub-trades within two weeks of such request is an offence under this bylaw and renders the Contractor liable to the penalties hereby imposed.

11.7   Contractors picking up recyclables within the City shall deliver all such recyclables to a location specified in the Fraser Valley Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan, as amended.

Direct Sellers

11.8   Every applicant for a licence to carry on business as a direct seller shall, at the time of such application, provide the Licence Inspector with picture identification containing the name, current address, birth date and gender of all persons employed by or associated with the business, along with a copy of an approved criminal/police record search from the Chief Constable for each such person.

11.9   The licence holder shall, within 30 days, provide the Licence Inspector with picture identification containing the name, current address, birth date and gender of each new employee or person who becomes associated with the business after issuance of the licence, along with a copy of an approved criminal/police record search from the Chief Constable for each such person.

Ice Cream Vendors, Mobile

11.10   Every person making application for a licence to carry on business as a mobile ice cream vendor shall, at the time of such application:

(a) provide evidence satisfactory to the Licence Inspector that written approval was given for the proposed business by the Fraser Health Authority or other Provincial authority or body having jurisdiction over the safe handling of food products; and

(b) provide the Licence Inspector with picture identification and a copy of an approved criminal/police record search from the Chief Constable containing the name, current address, birth date and gender for each person employed or associated with the business, and shall thereafter provide such picture identification and approved criminal/police record search for each new employee prior to that employee commencing employment.

B/L 1938-2010

11.11   No person carrying on the business of a mobile ice cream vendor shall play or permit the playing of amplified music or other sound at a higher level than 60 d.b.a. measured at 15 meters from the vehicle.

Liquor establishments

11.12   The following conditions/terms apply to all businesses licenced under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act of British Columbia, including but not limited to terms and conditions in the nature of: B/L 2158-2012

(a) patron behaviour both inside and outside a business, including but not limited to:

(i) orderly entrance and disbursal;

(ii) noise;

(iii) vandalism;

(iv) unlawful activities;

(v) nuisance behaviour;

(b) safety and security of patrons and the public both inside and outside the business, including but not limited to:

(i) patron screening and door control;

(ii) installation and use of security cameras and the retention of video tapes;

(iii) provision of security staff and monitoring conduct of patrons;

(iv) use of metal detectors and other screening devices;

(v) article and body searches of patrons;

(vi) lighting;

(vii) implementation of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design elements;

(viii) increased staffing requirements;

(ix) taking reasonable steps to ensure the personal safety of its employees, patrons, including steps to evict, or allow the Abbotsford Police Department and members of other Police agencies to evict, and prevent re-entry by individuals whose conduct gives rise to a reasonable apprehension that they present a safety risk to other persons;B/L 1938-2010

(c) responsible serving of alcoholic beverages, including but not limited to:

(i) over-service of patrons;

(ii) patron capacity;

(d) condition of premises and nearby surrounding area, including but not limited to:

(i) exterior condition and appearance of premises;

(ii) inspection and clean up of litter;

(e) entertainment; and

(f) compliance with City bylaws.

11.13   No sale or service of liquor shall take place between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. in any business holding a Liquor Primary Licence, Food Primary Licence, or Special Occasion Licence issued under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act of British Columbia.

11.14   Despite  11.13 , the sale or service of liquor may be extended to the hours of 2:30am on January 1st of each year subject to:

(a) submission of a written request (application) to the Licence Inspector;

(b) holding a valid Liquor Primary Licence; and

(c) confirmation of compliance with the "Bar Watch Program Standards".

B/L 2296-2013

11.15   The Licence Inspector is authorized to issue or refuse to issue a temporary extension pursuant to Section 11.14 ; and must do so within 10 business days of receipt of a complete application, which meets the requirements of this bylaw.

B/L 2296-2013

11.16   Every temporary extension issued, pursuant to Section 11.15 , under this bylaw shall be valid only for the date specified on the application. Temporary extensions must be applied for annually.

B/L 2296-2013

11.17   Temporary extensions issued, pursuant to Section 11.15 , are subject to all other provisions in this bylaw.

B/L 2296-2013

Non-registered Massage Therapists

11.18   Every person making application for a licence, or renewing an existing licence, to carry on business as a non-registered massage therapist shall, at the time of such application or renewal:

(a) provide the Licence Inspector with picture identification containing the name, current address, birth date and gender of each person proposed to be employed or associated with the business, along with a copy of an approved criminal/police record search from the Chief Constable for each such person;

(b) provide evidence satisfactory to the Licence Inspector that written approval was given for the proposed business by the Fraser Health Authority or other Provincial authority or body having jurisdiction; and

(c) provide any additional information the Licence Inspector may require.

11.19   The licence holder shall, within 30 days, provide the Licence Inspector with picture identification containing the name, current address, birth date and gender of each new employee or person, who becomes associated with the business after issuance of the licence, along with a copy of an approved criminal/police record search from the Chief Constable for each person.

11.20   Every holder of a licence as a non-registered massage therapist shall:

(a) post the name of the business and hours of operation at each entrance to the business premises; and

(b) allow the Licence Inspector to inspect the business premises and the identification of each employee or other person engaged or associated with the business during normal business operating hours.

Recycling Depots

11.21   Every person licensed under this bylaw to operate a Recycling Depot shall, if scrap metal is purchased or otherwise acquired by the business, record on the form provided by the Licence Inspector:

(a) the name, date of birth, current address, type of identification and description of the person from whom the scrap metals were purchased or acquired; and

(b) a description of the scrap metal products purchased or otherwise acquired; and shall produce such form for inspection and copying at the request of the Licence Inspector or any member of the Abbotsford Police Department.

Second Hand Goods

11.22   Every person licensed under this bylaw to operate a second hand goods business or a pawn shop shall conform to the provisions of the City's Secondhand Goods Regulation Bylaw, 2000, as amended.

Shark fins and shark fin products

11.23   No person carrying on any business in the City may trade, sell or distribute shark fins or products that are derived from, composed of or include any shark fin.

B/L 2196-2013

Part 12 — Offences and Penalty

12.1   A person that:

(a) carries on a business without holding a valid licence for that business;

(b) fails to display or carry a valid licence as required by this bylaw;

(c) fails to provide any documentation or information as required by this bylaw;

(d) provides false or misleading information to obtain a licence under this bylaw;

(e) carries on or remains open for business after receiving notice that the licence for the business was suspended or cancelled; or

(f) violates any other term or condition of this bylaw or of a licence issued to the person under this bylaw;

commits an offence under this bylaw.

12.2   Notwithstanding the offence and penalties as provided under the Community Charter or Local Government Act, the following will apply:

(a) a violation of any of the provisions identified in this Bylaw will result in liability for penalties and late payment amounts established in the City's Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, 2007, and Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw, 2007;

(b) a violation of any of the provisions identified in this Bylaw will be subject to the procedures, restrictions, limits, obligations and rights established in the Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, 2007, in accordance with the Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act, SBC 2003, c. 60;

(c) a person who:

(i) contravenes, violates or fails to comply with any provision of this Bylaw;

(ii) suffers or allows any act or thing to be done in contravention or violation of this Bylaw; or

(iii) fails or neglects to do anything required to be done under this Bylaw,

is deemed to have committed an infraction of, or an offence against, this Bylaw; and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00); and

(d) each day such infraction is caused, or allowed to continue, constitutes a separate offence.

B/L 2556-2016

READ A FIRST TIME on June 19, 2006 READ A SECOND TIME on June 19, 2006 READ A THIRD TIME on June 19, 2006 NOTICE given under sections 59(2)(a) and (3) of the Community Charter on June 24, 2006 ADOPTED on June 26, 2006

Schedule "A"

Definitions

In this Bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Accessory Home Occupation (Farm Equipment Repair)" means the carrying out of repairs to farm equipment, other than farm equipment used on the property, by a resident of property located within a zone designated as "Agricultural" under the City's Zoning Bylaw, for financial profit or gain;

"Accessory Home Occupation" means carrying on a business by a resident of property which is accessory to the principal residential use of a property, for financial gain or profit;

"Adult Publication" means any book, pamphlet, magazine or printed matter, however produced, which contains a visual image or representation of:

(a) sexual intercourse;

(b) human physical contact with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals or pubic area;

(c) sadomasochistic behaviour;

(d) the unclothed buttocks, genitals, pubic or perianal areas of any human being; or

(e) the unclothed aureole or nipple area of the breast of a female person in a sexual context;

"Agri Food Processing" means the processing, storing, distributing, wholesaling, grading, sorting or packaging of farm produce, animal and fish products, feed and seed;

"Agri Industrial Use" means:

(a) providing for the fabrication, testing, servicing and repairing of farm equipment;

(b) the processing, storing distributing, wholesaling, grading, sorting or packaging of farm produce, animal products, feed and seed;

(c) the selling of farm equipment and vehicles; or

(d) the operation of an animal stockyard;

"Amusement Facility" means a facility that contains more than three mechanically or electrically operated rides, games or video games, and includes arcades and mini-golf, but excludes carnivals;

"Apartment" means a building with more than four (4) dwelling units, occupied or intended to be occupied, as rental dwelling units for periods of not less than 30 days;

"Auto Recycler" means a person who acquires, buys or stores motor vehicles for the purpose of dismantling them and acquiring and selling parts of vehicles;

"Auto Body Repair" means the provision of collision service, body repair, frame straightening, vehicle restoration or vehicle painting;

"Building Official" means a person designated by the City as a building official and includes the Manager of Inspection Services, a Plan Examiner and a Plumbing Inspector;

"Business" means:

(a) carrying on a commercial or industrial activity or undertaking of any kind; and

(b) providing professional, personal or other services for the purpose of gain or profit;

"Cabaret" means a premises which provides for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, offers entertainment and operates under a Liquor Primary Licence;

"Cannabis" has the same meaning as in the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act;

B/L 2901-2019

"Cannabis Production Facility" has the same meaning as in the Zoning Bylaw, 2014

B/L 2901-2019

"Carnival" means a traveling commercial operation having more than 10 games, rides, concessions or circus performances and consisting of non-permanent structures, tents, or vehicle-mounted electrically or mechanically operated rides, games or other amusement devices operated for gain or profit and located on a site for not more than 14 days;

"Charitable Activity, Temporary" means an activity or event organized and conducted by a charity;

"Charitable Sales" means the sale by a registered society of primarily donated or used merchandise;

"Charitable Service" means the provision of a service by a registered society;

"Charity" means a registered society that is a Canadian Registered Charity, as listed by the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency;

"Chief Constable" means the person appointed to the position of Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police Department and includes any person authorized by the Chief Constable to exercise any of the powers, or carry out any of the duties of the Chief Constable under this bylaw;

"City" means all of the area within the boundaries of the City of Abbotsford;

"Commercial Business" means a business providing for the sale or rental of goods and services, for the servicing and repair of goods or for the provision of personal and non-personal services;

"Contractor" means a person that undertakes the construction, alteration, repair or demolition of a building or structure for gain or profit;

"Council" means the Council of the City of Abbotsford;

"Direct Seller" means a person that sells or offers goods for sale by personally attending the premises of a resident of the City without the prior invitation of the resident;

"Director of Development Services" means the person designated by Council as the Director of Development Services for the City and includes any person authorized by the Director to act on their behalf;

"Employee "means any person regularly engaged in a business for remuneration and includes an owner, partner, limited partner, principal, officer, licensee and family member in respect of the business;

"Exhibition Complex" means a purpose-made permanent facility intended for use by a gathering of people for civic, political, religious, social, recreational or similar purposes including, without limitation, trade shows;

"Farm Operation" means an area of land designated for agricultural use under the City's Zoning Bylaw and consisting of one or more lots classified as farm under the B.C. Assessment Act and which form and are managed as a single farm;

"Film Production" means the filming of actors or scenes intended for broadcast or viewing on television, video, or theatre;

"Financial Institution" means a chartered bank, credit union, trust company or similar business that accepts deposits, offers savings, loans or investment services;

"Flea Market" means the carrying on of a business which organizes a group of merchants, vendors or participants to gather in one location or building to offer handicrafts, produce and vegetables, food, new and used goods or other merchandise for sale but does not include a garage sale;

"Food Primary" has the meaning attributed to it in the City's Zoning Bylaw;

Food Primary (Lounge) has the meaning attributed to it in the City's Zoning Bylaw;

"Fuel Service Station" means a retail premises for the sale of motor fuels or lubrication oils and includes, as accessory uses, the washing of automobiles, the servicing or repair of motor vehicles, the sale of automobile accessories, the rental of trailers and motor vehicles and operation of a convenience store, but excludes all other sales and services and auto body repair;

"Garage Sale" means the offering for sale of personal property conducted on a residential premises;

"Hotel Motel or Resort" means a building or group of buildings where sleeping accommodation consisting of more than four rental rooms is provided to the traveling public, with or without dining facilities, and where occupancy by any guest is for not more than 30 days within any 12 month period;

"Ice Cream Vendor, Mobile" means a person who operates a non-permanent business for the sale of ice cream related products;

"Industrial Business" means a business providing for food processing or for the manufacturing, assembling, storing, wholesaling, testing, transporting, servicing and repairing of equipment, goods or materials;

"Licence Inspector" means the Senior Business Licence Inspector, the Secondary Suite Inspector, a Business Licence Inspector or a Building Official;

"Licensee Retail Store" means retail premises licensed under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act to sell beer, wine, ciders, spirits and other alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere and operated by a person other than the Liquor Distribution Branch under the Liquor Distribution Act;

"Liquor Primary" has the meaning attributed to it in the City's Zoning Bylaw;

"Liquor Food Primary" has the meaning attributed to it in the City's Zoning Bylaw;

"Manufacturing" means the use of premises for, assembling, fabricating, producing, finishing, altering, repairing any goods or part, but excludes publishing, printing and duplicating services;

"Non-Permanent Commercial Sales" means the retail sale of goods from a stationary vehicle or temporary stall located on a site where the sale of such goods is permitted under the City's Zoning Bylaw and where such sales are not part of the permanent use of the site;

"Non-Registered Massage Therapist" means a person who is not registered with the Massage Therapist's Association of British Columbia and who provides massage therapy services including, without limitation, massaging, manipulating, touching or stimulating a person's body or part of a body for gain or profit;

"Nursery" means an area where plants are grown for transplanting or sale and includes the sale of nursery stock and other products customarily associated with a nursery;

"Pawn Shop" means a premises used for the business of loaning money at interest on the security of personal property deposited;

"Parks, Recreation and Culture Facilities" means the operation of a recreational facility by the City's Parks, Recreation and Culture Department;

"Person" means any corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, party, or individual;

"Recreational Facility" means the operation of a recreational facility within a permanent structure for profit or gain and includes, without limitation, ice rinks, curling rinks, hand ball courts, rock climbing facilities, gymnasiums, fitness clubs and other sport or fitness activities, but does not include City or Provincially operated recreational facilities;

"Recyclables" means any substances and dry, clean materials, including paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and metals, that are accepted and processed at a Recycling Depot for the purpose of remanufacturing;

"Recycling Depot" means a recycling facility authorized under the Fraser Valley Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan, but is not limited to City owned facilities;

"Registered Society" means a not for profit society that is in good standing and registered with the Registrar of Companies under the Society Act R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 433;

"Restaurant" means a premises or facility where the primary activity is the sale of prepared food or the sale of food and non alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption, either on or off the premises;

"Restaurant with Drive-up Window" means a restaurant that has an exterior window which enables customers to order, collect, and pay for food while remaining in their vehicles;

"Second Hand Goods" means a business where more than 2.5 m2 of floor area in a premises is used for the sale of used household related items but excludes the sale of used vehicles, recycling depots, pawn shops and antique stores;

"Supportive Recovery Use" has the same meaning as defined in the City's Zoning Bylaw;B/L 1717-2007"Temporary Licence" means a licence issued under this bylaw for a non-permanent business including but not limited to carnivals, direct sellers, local produce sales, non-permanent commercial sales and charitable activities; B/L 1744-2008

"Trade Show" means a temporary exhibit of items with the sole purpose of financial gain or profit; and

"Usable Area" means the area in square meters of any building or land used by any business including, without limitation, any outside area used for the storage of goods, commodities, vehicles or other things.

Schedule "B"

Business Licence Fees

B/L 2158-2012

1.

The fees payable for Business Licences are as follows:

 

Type of Licence

Licence Fee

   

Accessory Home Occupation

$130.00

Accessory Home Occupation - Farm Equipment Repair

$303.00

Amusement Facility

$260.00

Apartment, Hotel, Motel, or Resort (five to 10 units)

$179.00

Apartment, Hotel, Motel or Resort (more than 10 units)

$238.00

Auto Recycler

$200.00

Automated Teller Machine

$130.00

Bingo Hall and Community Gaming Centre

$500.00

Cabaret

$1,689.00

Cannabis Production Facility

$5,000.00

Carnival, per day

$314.00

Charitable Activity (Temporary)

$70.00

Charitable Sales and Services

$81.00

Commercial Use or Industrial Use

(0 to 800 m2 / 8621 sq. ft of usable area, not described elsewhere)

$130.00

Commercial Use or Industrial Use

(801 to 1800 m2 / 8622 - 19,385 sq. ft of usable area, not described elsewhere)

$195.00

Commercial Use or Industrial Use

(1801 m2 / 19,386 sq. ft and over, not described elsewhere)

$260.00

Direct Sellers

$238.00

Exhibition Complex

$1,299.00

Film Production

$281.00

Financial Institution

$563.00

Flea Market

$390.00

Food Primary (Restaurant licenced to serve Liquor)

$292.00

Food Primary (Lounge)

$292.00

Fuel Service Station with or without Convenience Store

$130.00

plus $22.00 per Fuel Dispenser

Ice Cream Vendors, Mobile

$130.00

Junk Dealer/Junk Peddler/Scrap Metal Dealer

$3,000.00

Licencee Retail Store

$292.00

Liquor Primary Operating Bar Watch Standards

$563.00

Liquor Primary Not Operating Bar Watch Standards

$7,000.00

Liquor / Food Primary

$563.00

Non-Permanent Commercial Sales

$87.00

Oil Storage Plant / Pipeline Distribution

$3,000.00

Parks, Recreation and Culture Facilities

$1,137.00

Pawn Shop

$1,000.00

Recreational Facility

$238.00

Restaurant with Drive-up Window

$238.00

Second Hands Goods

$195.00

Supportive Recovery Use

$216.00

Trade Show (other than in Licensed Exhibition Complex), per day

$49.00

All other Businesses not listed above

$130.00

2.

Administration fee; additional copy of an issued licences

$25.00

3.

Re-inspection fee

$65.00