business permits

All businesses in Camrose County require a permit to operate, whether they are a small home business or a large corporation.  

There are 3 types of business: Home Office, Home Occupation and Commercial/Industrial.  The type of business allowed on a property varies based on the Land Use District of the parcel that the business will be located at. A general idea of the types of business use considered on a property is listed in the chart below. If in doubt, please contact the Planning Department.

  Agricultural  Acreage Lake Lots Commercial/Industrial
Home Office Allowed Allowed Allowed Not Allowed
Home Business Allowed May be Allowed May be Allowed Not Allowed
Commercial/Industrial Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed

*Allowed means that an application for a permit will be approved internally by the Development Officer. 

*May be allowed means that the Municipal Planning Commission can approve or deny a permit and that the neighbours can appeal any approval if they don't think the business fits the neighbourhood.

Home Office

Home Office means an office in a dwelling which is not visited by a significant number of clients, does not change the external appearance or residential character of the dwelling, does not require additional parking, and is carried on only by the residents of that dwelling.


Home Business

Home Business means a business, trade, craft occupation, storage activity, or other commercial operation on a residential lot at a scale greater than a home office. A home business may be visited by clients and employees to the site, therefore requiring additional parking on or off the site.


Commercial or Industrial

All other businesses, besides those located in a residence or at a residence are considered commercial/industrial.


Contact Us

Economic Development Coordinator - Anjah Howard

3755 - 43 Avenue,
Camrose, Alberta, T4V 3S8

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Phone: (780) 678-3070