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Those looking to operate a business, own a pet or become a vehicle for hire or designated driver within Innisfail town limits require a license issued by the Town of Innisfail. Please note that all licenses issued by the Town of Innisfail must be renewed annually.

For more information about specific licenses, choose a category below. 

Business Licenses

Business licenses are required in order to operate a business in Innisfail, and must be renewed annually. Yearly licenses are issued for the calendar year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31). For more information on Town business licenses, please Click here to view the Town’s bylaws.

New & Renewals – Annual Fees
Early application discount of $20 will be given for payment received by December 15.

Resident Businesses Non-Resident Businesses Mobile Commercial Sales
$100 $300 $100 (Resident)/$150 (Non-Resident)
A resident business is one in which the owner/operator lives in Innisfail, and/or the business establishment is in Innisfail. Depending on the nature of the business license (i.e., subcontractors), anyone conducting business in the town will require a Town of Innisfail business license. A business license is required for all door-to-door salespeople.

To download the 2024 Business License Application, click here.

Pet Licenses

The Town of Innisfail Bylaw #1537 states that the owner of every dog & cat in the Town must be registered annually. A tag will be issued and must be affixed to a collar worn by the animal at all times when the animal is not on the owner’s premises. Failure to comply with any of these bylaws could result in the seizure of the cat, and/or the issuance of a fine.

Dogs Cats

A dog licence can be purchased from the Town Office, under the following guidelines:

December & January – $20.00 for a spayed/neutered dog; $40.00 for a non-spayed/non-neutered dog
February – November – $30.00 for a spayed/neutered dog; $50.00 for a non-spayed, non-neutered dog

Cats residing within the Town of Innisfail are required to be licensed, under the following guidelines:

December & January – $20.00 for a spayed/neutered cat; $40.00 for a non-spayed/non-neutered cat
February – November – $30.00 for a spayed/neutered cat, $50.00 for a non-spayed/non-neutered cat

Please Note: Cat trapping will cease during the winter months, beginning October 1, due to unpredictable weather conditions. Cat trapping will resume in the May or June, depending on the weather.

Download Dog License Application Form Download Cat License Application Form.

To learn more about animal care & off-leash parks in the community, click here

Vehicle for Hire & Designated Driver Licenses

A business license is required for a motor vehicle used or offered for the transportation of at least one passenger in return for a fee. In addition to a business license, the driver will need to fill out a Driver Application and have it accepted by the Town of Innisfail.

Vehicle for Hire Designated Driver
$50 $50

Includes:

  • an Accessible Vehicle for Hire;
  • an Independent Driver Owner vehicle;
  • a Limousine;
  • a Taxi; or
  • a Transportation Network Automobile (ridesharing )

Includes:

  • Driver take home service

To download the Driver Application form, click here.

Additional Information

Any change to land or a building, either physical or in its use, is considered development. This includes change of use or intensity of use. Therefore, a Development Permit may be required if the startup of a business entails new construction or a change in use or intensity of use of present buildings. Contact the Town’s Development Officer for more information.

Development Permits

If a new business requires a new building or additions to an existing building, a Development Permit and a Building Permit are required.

Building Permits

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