Unsure of the permits and licences you need?
Use BizPaL to generate a list of the permits and licences you may need to start or grow your restaurant, based on your location.
A number of permits and licences are required to open and operate a restaurant in B.C. BizPaL is a tool that can help you find the permits and licences required from your local, provincial, or federal government.
On the following pages, you’ll learn more about the application process for each. Application processes may be time-consuming, and many involve one or more inspections of your premises. Begin each process as early as possible.