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Doing business with the City of Vancouver

Our thriving economy is part of what makes Vancouver one of the world's most liveable cities.

We work to support Vancouver's economic development through all of its practices including sustainable business practices and ethical purchasing policies.

We support major industries to keep the economy flourishing, but prioritize support for independent businesses and local events.

Learn more about doing business with us.

Commercial licences and permits

Get information on and apply for a business licence and/or permit, including wedding permits, entertainment permits, and more.

Selling to and buying from the city

Find out how to become our supplier, and get information about equipment, cars, furniture, and other assets that we are selling.

Economic development

Learn about our initiatives to promote and strengthen local businesses, and make Vancouver an attractive destination for businesses.

Paying the City

There are a variety of ways you can make a payment to the City of Vancouver. It is dependent on the type of fees owed. Find out how.

Waste disposal and recycling

Get resources to find a private hauler to collect your commercial garbage, recycling, food scraps, and yard waste.

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