Development Permit - Home Based Business

Development Permit - Home Based Business


Home Business simply means the secondary use of a residential property to conduct business activity. All home businesses require either a Home Business Development Permit or a Home Office Consent Form.  the difference between the two is outlined in Part 7, Section 49 of the Land Use Bylaw for the City of Grande Prairie.  Please contact our office at 780-538-0325 to speak to a Development Officer about whether your business is a Home Business or a Home Office, or to complete the Home Office Consent Form.

The Home Business Development permit or Home Office consent Form are separate from the City of Grande Prairie Business Licence, which is now required for businesses within the City of Grande Prairie.

View more information about Home Business - Business Licences.


Reminder, if you are not the registered owner of the property you must submit a letter of authorization from the registered owner allowing you to operate a Home Business out of their residence.

Will you be operating a Home Business in relation to food or personal care services? If you are proposing this type of Home Business, an inspection and written approval from Environmental Public Health is required before you open for business.  Please note - massage businesses do not require a health inspection. 

Fees and Timelines:  The fee for a Home Business Development Permit is $300.  The timeline will be at least 3 weeks since we have to circulate the application to adjacent property owners.  A Home Office Consent form can be completed within a day or two.

Submission Information: Completed forms may be submitted electronically to  You may also come to our front desk to drop off your application and pay the fee.  9505 – 112 Street, Grande Prairie, Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Questions:  Please contact 780-538-0325 or e-mail

Also known as:  Home Occupation, Home Business permit


Department: Planning and Development
Category: Building, Development and Construction