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Mobile Business License

What is Intermunicipal Business license?
An Intermunicipal Business allows mobile businesses to operate in more than one municipality by purchasing one license, rather than by obtaining separate licenses in each municipality in which they operate.

Who is eligible for an IML?
Eligibility is limited to mobile businesses, defined as trades contractors or other professionals (related to the construction industry) that provide a service or product other than from their fixed and permanent location.

Only mobile businesses which have fixed and permanent location in one of the participating municipalities are eligible for the IML.

Where will my Intermunicipal Business Licence (IML) be valid?
An IML is valid in each of the following participating municipalities:

City of Langley
Township of Langley
City of Surrey
City of Abbotsford
City of Chilliwack
City of Maple Ridge
District of Mission
District of Hope
City of Pitt Meadows
District of Kent Agassiz
Corporation of Delta

Where can I apply?
Applications will be submitted to the municipal business licensing office of your home municipality (where your business is presently located and licenced).

What is the cost of an IML?
An eligible mobile business (including a home-based operation) pays the business license fee set by their home municipality plus the annual IML fee of $250.

For how long is an IML valid?
An IML is valid for the same length of term as your municipal business license.

Will I need any other licences?
Mobile businesses will still need to obtain a municipal business license from their home municipality, and a license for each fixed and permanent location they have.  The IML is only valid within the nine participating municipalities; therefore mobile businesses will still need to check with the business licensing offices of any other municipality in which they intend to operate.