Business Licensing

Businesses wishing to operate within the City of Moose Jaw must obtain a valid Business License. Applications are collected through the Licensing Department and are processed through Planning and Development Services.

Bylaw 5225 provides for the licensing, control, regulation and governing of certain businesses carried on within the City of Moose Jaw. Business licenses are effective from January to December 31st and must be obtained annually.

The cost of a Business License varies from business to business depending on which of the following categories applies. When submitting your application please remit your payment based on the payment schedule below:

Category “A” – Business with gross annual revenue of less than $50,000 License Fee $25.00

Category “B” – Business with gross annual revenue between $50,000 and $500,000 License Fee $125.00

Category “C” – Business with gross annual revenue greater than $500,000 License Fee $250.00

Category “T” – Transient Business (does not own property for the purpose of conducting business in Moose Jaw) License Fee $350.00

Category “E” – Exempt due to Registered Non-Profit or Charity status No Fee

All businesses are required to report changes to the information on their business license application.  These changes may be items like a change in the revenue category, address or change in the contact information.


For more information about the application process, please see below or contact the Licensing Department at (306) 694-4414.

Please Note:  If your application is approved, you will receive confirmation from Planning & Development Services. Your application is not approved until you receive your license from the City of Moose Jaw.   Your business may be required to apply for additional permits or subject to site inspections with the Planning and Building Divisions of Planning & Development Services before your application may be approved.


Business License

Home Occupation Business License

Home Occupation Lease Form

Contact Information for General Enquiries

City of Moose Jaw Licensing Department

1st Floor

Phone: 306-694-4414


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