Licences & Permits

There are a variety of regulatory requirements related to doing business in Canada, in the Province of BC, and in the Township of Langley. If you are just starting a business or are unfamiliar with the laws and regulations pertaining to your business and place of business, there are several websites listed below that may be useful to you.

To conduct business in the Township of Langley, you are required to apply for and receive a Business Licence. Inspections of your business premises by several different authorities may be required prior to your application being approved. New or relocated applicants should plan for a minimum timeline of 30 business days for these inspections to be completed.

Business Licence Renewal

Click here to access the Township's secure online Business Licence Renewal page.

Business Licence Information

Business Licence Directory in the Township of Langley

Click here for Intermunicipal Business Licence information

Business Licence Applications

Click here to access business licence applications and guidelines relevant to your business. Information about submission and payment of your application fee is noted below.

If you intend to make any alterations and or additions to your business premises, a Building Permit may be required. Visit the Land Use & Development section of our website or call us.

A hard copy of your completed application form can be submitted in person, by postal mail, or by courier.

Payment can be made:

  • in person by cash, debit, cheque, or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, and VISA)
  • by phone by credit card
  • a cheque by postal mail

Helpful Websites and Tips

BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences

BizPaL is an innovative online service which will provide a customized list of potential permits and licences to start, expand, or develop a business in the Township of Langley based on some generic information that you, the entrepreneur, provides about your current or proposed business.

The service is the result of combined efforts by the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

  • It's free to use
  • It saves time
  • It’s available 24/7

Click here to access the BizPaL Online Business Permits and Licences service.

BC Business Registry One Stop Shop

This website allows you to submit information to a number of authorities from one place. You can:

  • choose a business name
  • get a business name approved
  • register a business
  • incorporate a company
  • apply for a new or renew a liquor licence
  • be assigned a business number
  • change a business address

Click here to access the BC Business Registry One Stop Shop.

BC Provincial Government – Starting a Business

Click here to access the BC Provincial Government - Starting a Business website.

Utilities Information for Business


Our water is a combination of municipal wells, private wells, and the Greater Vancouver Water District.

Click here for rates.


Our Sewer is a combination of a municipal collection system and private septic systems. Treatment of sewage from the municipal collection system is provided by the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Facilities.

Click here for rates. 


Electric power is supplied by BC Hydro.

Click here to view the current connection charges, commercial and industrial rates, and energy charges.

Natural Gas

FortisBC supplies natural gas primarily for heating and hot water. More information for businesses is available online.

Click here for a complete rate listing in the Lower Mainland.


The local service providers for telecommunications service are:

  • Bell
  • Shaw
  • Telus
Cable/Internet The primary service providers for cable and internet service include:
  • Bell
  • Rogers
  • Shaw
  • Telus

More Information

Community Development Division

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