Permits, Licensing & Blylaws
2017 BUILDING PERMITS
$39,635,878 (285 permits) 2016 Building Permits $39,635,878 (306 permits) 2015 Building Permits $53,255,742 (290 permits)
Grown in the region; chic peas, lentils, peas, soybean, mustard
Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan
TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB
Two national railways; CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway & #2 Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines
Vast reserves of high quality potash – two solution mines are located near Moose Jaw
KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS
Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag-value-added Processing, Nato Flying Training (15 Wing), Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Tourism, and Healthcare
SASKATCHEWAN’s 2018 POPULATION was 1,169,752
The TRADING AREA of Moose Jaw is 60,000
MOOSE JAW 2016 CENSUS POPULATION 33,890,
2018 POPULATION estimated at 35,124
Many City of Moose Jaw bylaws are enforced through the Bylaw Enforcement Division. When a citizen’s activities or property conditions don’t meet accepted municipal standards, Bylaw Enforcement Officers will intervene to educate them on the requirements of municipal bylaws. The Bylaw Enforcement Division can provide warnings, conduct inspections, or apply penalties for non-compliance.
The City of Moose Jaw contracts Parking Enforcement and Enforcement of the Traffic Bylaw to the Moose Jaw Police Service. To learn more, please contact the Moose Jaw Police Service at (306) 694-7600.
For information on Bylaw Enforcement please see below or call (306) 694-4553.
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.
The City of Moose Jaw contracts Animal Control and Pound Keeping Services to the Moose Jaw Humane Society.
Contact Information for General Enquiries
City of Moose Jaw
Planning and Development Services
3rd Floor City Hall
Fax: (306) 691-0292
City-owned Land For Sale
- 1212 Redland Avenue: click here
- 544 Athabasca Street East: click here
- Union Hospital Lands: click here
- Westheath: click here
- Grayson Business Park: click here
Policies and Plans
- Bylaw No. 5524 – The Building Bylaw
- Downtown Facade Improvement Grant
- Downtown Local Area Plan
- Housing Business Plan 2018
- South East Industrial Concept Plan
- South Hill Local Area Plan
- Tax Incentive Programs Fact Sheet
- Official Community Plan
- Westheath Phase 5 and 6 Concept Plan Report
- Zoning Bylaw