Business is defined in the Village of Salmo’s Business License Bylaw #645 as carrying on a commercial or industrial undertaking of any kind, or the providing of professional, personal or other services for the purpose of gain or profit. Basically, anything that is done for the purpose of making money is deemed to be a business, and, as such, is required to hold a valid business license in the Village of Salmo.
BUSINESS LICENSE FEES
The business license fee is an annual fee determined by the type of business operation.
All businesses follow the same basic procedure for applying for a Village of Salmo business license. Applications are available at the Village Office or you can download the Business License Application below. The information required for completion of the application is name of applicant, name of business, mailing and civic addresses, phone number, number of employees, business opening date, type of business, and type of service or product sold.
Business License Application
If the business is a limited company, partnership, or the like, the names and addresses of the principal officers are required as well. The applicant is required to reveal whether or not they have previously held a license in the Village before, whether or not they have had a previous license revoked and provide some form of identification. If the application is for a trade, which requires certification, the applicant must provide the name of the certified trades-persons as well as their certification or proficiency number.
Upon completion of the application, the applicant submits it to the Village Office, where it starts its round of approvals. All licenses are required to be approved by the License Inspector and the Fire Chief. The License Inspector ensures that all the details of the application are complete, that there are no discrepancies on the applications and that it complies with the Village of Salmo’s Business License Bylaw, Zoning Bylaw or Noise Bylaw for example. Depending on the type of application, the Fire Chief may, if he deems necessary, request to do an inspection of the premises. As well, an inspection by the Public Health Inspector may be required if the business requires a certain level of hygiene, such as food, food service, hairdressers, daycare, etc.
The required approvals generally take about two days.
If inspections are necessary the timeline could be somewhat longer. Upon final approval, the applicant is contacted and may pick up and pay for their business license. The license is required to be posted prominently at the place of business. Renewal notices are sent out in January and are automatically sent to all holders of valid licenses. For further information regarding business licenses in the Village of Salmo, please contact the Village of Salmo.