Licence Renewals

All annual business licences are due to be renewed by January 31 of each year. Invoices are mailed in December. According to the Business Licence Bylaw, invoices not paid prior to February 1 will be levied a flat rate penalty of $30.

Business Licence Updates

Please verify all information on your invoice is correct. If there are any changes to your mailing address, ownership, or physical location, you can submit these changes by completing the Update Business Licence online form or contact us at 403-851-2573.

Terminated Businesses

If your business has terminated operations, please call 403-851-2573 or complete the online Statutory Declaration form, declaring that you do not intend to carry on business or own a business within Cochrane's town limits.

Statutory Declaration

Whereas the Municipal Council for the Town of Cochrane deems it expedient to register businesses within the Municipality under the Town of Cochrane Bylaw 10/2009. Under the terms of this declaration the following definitions apply.

 "Town of Cochrane" means:

  • In the province of Alberta the area contained within the corporate boundaries of the said municipality, as the context may require

"Business" means:

  • Commercial, retail, merchandising or industrial activity or undertaking
  • Profession, trade, occupation, calling or employment
  • An activity providing goods or services, including a co-operative or association of persons

 "Carry on" means:

  • Operate, perform, keep, hold, occupy, deal in or use, for gain, whether as principal or agent

 "Resident" means a person who: 

  • Is located or permanently resides within the boundaries of the town
  • Provides the space and services including office area, telephone, mailing address or postal box from premises that are listed on the Town Tax Roll
  • An activity providing goods or services, including a co-operative or association of persons
  • Maintains a mailing address, postal box or telephone number in the town for the purpose of carrying on business

The Statutory Declaration form is to be filled out after the bylaw has been read and fully understood. For any questions please feel free to contact the Town of Cochrane Business Licensing at 403-851-2573.

Making Payments for Business Licence Renewals

 There are several different ways to make payment for your Business Licence Renewal:

  • Credit card by eServices (Invoice number required)
  • Mail (please make cheques out to "Town of Cochrane")
  • Credit card by phone- 403-851-2573
  • In person (cash, cheque, debit or credit card)
  • Cheque dropped off at Family and Community Support Services at 2 Avenue West - East Side Entrance
  • In person at most banks or financial institutions