Bylaws For Businesses

Business Licences

All businesses located or operating in the Town of Cochrane must hold a current business licence.

Business Licences are regulated by the Town of Cochrane Business Licence Bylaw.
This includes non-resident business owners or operators whose premises are located outside of the Town, but who travel
(or have their employees travel) to Cochrane to conduct business.

Once you have paid the annual fee, depending on the class of business you operate, you will receive a business licence certificate which must be displayed at your business location so that it is clearly visible to the public. If your business does not have a fixed location, you must carry a wallet card (issued with certificate) on your person or in your vehicle. Proof of your valid current business licence must be shown on demand.

See Bylaw 10/2009 on business licensing for details.

Dangerous Goods


Anyone transporting dangerous goods must comply with Bylaw 02/2006, which deals with the transportation of dangerous goods.

Snow Removal


Business owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall as per Bylaw 01/2009