Business and Development

Information for doing development/building projects, operating a business, and submitting bids for City projects.

We offer guidance and support for developers, contractors, entrepreneurs, and those looking to bid on City contracts and services.

Notice: Asphalt paving fraud in Alberta
(July 20, 2023)  Service Alberta Consumer Investigation Unit is warning Albertans about unscrupulous asphalt paving companies currently travelling in Alberta which target consumers in small towns and rural communities. These transient companies may offer paving service at a discounted price but the work fails to meet minimum industry standards. Such companies do not have the required business license for operating in Medicine Hat. Complete information is below:

View Consumer Protection Alert

Building and development

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Trade Permits

Electric, plumbing, gas or mechanical permits for trade professionals.

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Ensure safety and compliance with bylaws and safety codes.

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Resources for requesting, designing and installing your utility infrastructure.

Developer and contractor hub

Collected information commonly sought by professional developers and contractors.

Contractor zone

Underground service lines

If you are planning to excavate, there is a free service to find out if there are underground service lines.

Line Locates

Safety notices

These are the most recent safety notices. To view all safety notices, please filter on the News and Notices page.

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Through Invest Medicine Hat, we offer unique and creative incentives to support land development and business innovation.

View incentives and resources

Bidding opportunities

City bidding opportunities generally fall into three main categories:

  • Goods
  • Services (including engineering/consulting)
  • Construction

The processes used for solicitations are typically in the form of a Request for Tender (RFT), Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quotation (RFQ). The City invites any interested vendor who can fulfill the bid requirements to submit a response. It is the vendor's responsibility to stay informed of City opportunities.

Bidding opportunities

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How land is developed

Overall description of the land development process in Medicine Hat, from start to finish.

Land development process

Your business

Opportunities and procedures for commercial and home based businesses.

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Commercial Business

Information for commercial businesses.

Home Business

Information for home-based businesses.

Business License

All businesses operating in Medicine Hat, including businesses based outside of City limits, are required to have a valid Business License.

Apply for a business license

Starting a new business

A guide to launching your new business in Medicine Hat.

Get started today

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Maps and GIS

Scan our map library to find out about projects, parks, amenities, heritage resources and more.

Maps and GIS