Development Permits & Business Licenses


All businesses require a development permit to operate. A development permit authorizes the use of the land in relation to the County’s planning documents (this is different from permits that confirm compliance with provincial safety codes including: 

  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Fire
  • Gas
  • Plumbing

Business Licenses

In addition to a development permit, a businesses are required to obtain a Business License. The program is a valuable tool for collecting comprehensive and current data on local businesses operating in our community which can help the Economic Development team identify opportunities to support local business growth and facilitate expansion. 

In addition, the program provides businesses the opportunity to add their information to the newly launched online business directory, found on the County’s website. The online business directory is proving to be a great way for members of the public and fellow business owners to search for products or services within the County.

Additional Services & Resources

Business ventures in Red Deer County are supported by a number of local, regional, provincial and federal resources.