This page provides basic information on starting a business and how the operation of a business in the City of Medicine Hat is regulated.
Business means an activity or enterprise conducted for gain, benefit, advantage or livelihood, including every trade, industry, occupation, employment or calling, and the providing of goods and services.
Consider when you want to launch your business operation. Do not apply for City approvals the day before you want to open for business.
The timeline to obtain approvals can vary significantly depending on the permits and approvals that are required for your business type and location. It may take only a few days, or it may take several weeks.