Business Licences

Any business or individual operating or selling within the City of Yorkton requires an active Business Licence. Business Licences are issued on an annual basis from January 1 to December 31. For more information, please view our Business Licence Bylaw.

Types of Business Licences

Resident Business Licence

A Resident Business Licence is for permanent businesses operating within the City of Yorkton.

How do I apply?

  1. Obtain the required permits;
  2. Fill out the Resident Business Licence Form;
  3. Pay the $100 fee for a new business.

Resident Business Licences expire every year on December 31.

Home-Based Business

If you are operating out of a home within the City of Yorkton, please see Procedures and Requirements for Home Based Businesses.

Non-Resident Business Licence

A Non-Resident Business Licence is for any out-of-town businesses operating within the city limits of Yorkton.

How do I apply?

  1. Fill out the Non-Resident Business Licence Form;
  2. Pay the $250 fee for a new business.

Direct Seller's Licence

Who needs a Direct Seller's Licence?

  • Telephone sales
  • Door-to-door sales
  • Home based party sellers

For more information see Government of Saskatchewan's regulations.

How do I apply?

  1. Fill out the Direct Seller's Licence Form;
  2. Submit the application form in person to Building Services;
  3. Pay the annual fee of $250.

Transient Trader Licence

Who needs a Transient Trader Licence?

  • Anyone operating within Yorkton for no more than seven days
  • A business located outside of the City of Yorkton
  • A business operating under a non-permanent basis within City limits

Transient Traders include but are not limited to:

  • Fruit stands
  • Fish trucks
  • Trade show booths
  • Circus or other traveling entertainment or exhibits
  • Farmer's markets
  • Pop up shops

How do I apply?

  1. Fill out the Transient Trader Licence Form;
  2. Submit the form by person or email;
  3. Pay the $100 fee.

A Transient Trader Licence is only valid for up to seven days

How do I renew my Business Licence?

  1. Fill out the Business Licence Renewal Form;
  2. Pay the appropriate renewal fee.
    • $50 for Resident Business
    • $200 for Non-Resident Business
    • Make your payment before March 31 to avoid an application fee of $50.

Business Renewal Licences expire every year on December 31.

How do I make a change to my Business Licence?

Cancelling a Business Licence

  1. Fill out the Business Licence Cancellation Form;

Changing your business's physical address

  1. Fill out the Business Licence Change Form;
  2. Pay the $50 application fee.

All other changes

  1. Fill out the Business Licence Change Form for the following changes:
    • Corporate or business name
    • Owner name(s)
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone number
    • Email
    • Description or type of business
  2. Pay the $50 application fee if requesting a new updated Business Licence. No fee for only updating account information.

How can I pay for my Business Licence?

We accept the following methods of payment:

  • Debit
  • Cash
  • Cheque

Online banking payment

  1. Log into your online bank account;
  2. Add “City of Yorkton” as a payee;
  3. Choose the option for accounts receivable;
  4. Use your 7 digit customer account number.
  • Online using the City of Yorkton's Online Payment Service

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