Business License FAQ
The Town of La Ronge Business License Department is located at 1212 Hildebrand Dr. in La Ronge.
The mailing address is: PO Box 5680, La Ronge, SK. S0J 1L0.
The hours of operation are:
Monday to Thursday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-12pm and 1-4:00pm.
Phone: (306) 425-2066
Fax: (306) 425-3883
If you carry out business within the Town of La Ronge boundaries, you are required to have a valid business license. Any trade, profession, occupation, employment or calling that, while operating within the Town of La Ronge provides one or both of: goods or services within the Town of La Ronge require a license. For more information, please see our Business Bylaw #305/92.
Any business operating in the Town of La Ronge that falls within the license categories require a license, whether resident or not. Non-resident companies pay the same fees as resident firms.
It is a requirement of the Business Bylaw #305/92. Any businesses operating without a license may be subjected to penalties and fines.
Please see Section 4.15 of the Zoning Bylaw #572/16.
A Town of La Ronge Business License application may be denied for one of many reasons, including which the business does not comply with the Town of La Ronge’s Bylaws regarding building, zoning, health inspection, fire code, and/or business.
The annual business license fee is $100.00, annually unless the business is currently paying commercial taxes. For further information, please see Schedule A of the Business Bylaw #305/92.
Payments can be made in person via. cash, cheque or debit.
What is the process after the business license application is submitted and how long will it take to get my business license?
The waiting period is dependent on the type of business license application. For example, an out of town business license can take upwards of 4 weeks, whereas a home-based business may take up to 8 weeks. The reason for this is the waiting for Council meetings and/or advertising time for the Discretionary Use process for home-based businesses.
If the business involves preparing or serving food, or performing esthetics (nails, waxing, hair, salons, etc.) then proof an inspection from Population Health is required.
A business license is issued for a calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st. For transient/temporary licenses, refer to Section 11 of Bylaw 305/92.
You will be sent a renewal notice in December, prior to license expiry to renew your business license. You may also complete the Renewal Form. and return it to the Town Office along with the annual business license fee
When can the business start operating? Can I operate my business before I actually receive my license?
Once a business license is issued, a business can start operating. You should take steps to ensure the license is in place before operating your business.
It is the responsibility of the business owner to notify the Town of La Ronge if there is a change of:
- business name
- business category
A Business License Renewal Form must be completed noting these changes. This form can be accessed at the Town Office or by clicking here.
You must inform the Town of La Ronge in writing by mail, fax or e-mail, to advise that you are no longer operating; otherwise you will continue to receive renewal notices and further penalties may be applied.
Please see Section 4.33 of the Zoning Bylaw #572/16.
Any person who contravenes a provision of the Bylaw is guilty of and offense and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of not more than:
- $2,000 in the case of an individual; and
- $5,000 in the case of a corporation
You may contact any of the real-estate agents in town who may know of commercial properties available for purchase or lease.
Century 21 Tracy Fiske
PO Box 86 La Ronge, SK. S0J 1L0
Watt Agencies George Pidhaychuk
PO Box 1678 La Ronge, SK. S0J 1L0
Re-Max Dave Longpre
PO Box 1403 La Ronge, SK. S0J 1L0