Business and Development

Find the information you need when doing business or a development project in Medicine Hat.

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

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.

Contractor zone

Everything a contractor needs to do business safely in Medicine Hat.

Contractor zone

Line locates

If you are planning to dig, it is important to find out what is buried below ground.

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

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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Planning and Land Use

Development of land in Medicine Hat for each district.

Rules and regulations


Solutions for both 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 getting started with your new business in Medicine Hat.

Start a business

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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