Business Services

Working Hard for the County

A wide range of businesses, both large and small, call Lac Ste. Anne County home. In addition to encompassing our business directory, this section showcases the County programs and Services designed to encourages regional businesses growth and development.

If you're a business owner, or thinking about starting a business, contact us today to learn how we can help.

Business Licenses

County Passes New Business License Bylaw

Effective January 2015, Lac Ste. Anne Council adopted a Business License Bylaw. The old system of issuing Business/Development permits created a difficult situation from a planning perspective. The business license was tied to the land rather than the business, potentially limiting the protection of County infrastructure and property rights of others.

Additionally, the new business license bylaw allows the County to collect information on businesses to allow economic development efforts to be focused on the strengths of business already operating successfully in the region.

Why the need for a Business License Bylaw?

  1. Businesses with an old business license/development permit will receive a complimentary 2015 business license.
  2. Licensed businesses will benefit from the economic development efforts of Lac Ste. Anne County.
  3. The business license fee is $50 annually and used exclusively to administer the program and fund economic development.
  4. Many business types are exempted from the business license bylaw including farming, market vendors, most non-profit organizations (e.g. Avon, Pantry Chef, Scentsy), and many others. The full list of exemptions is included in the bylaw

Business License Application Forms and Information

Review general information regarding County business licences

Download a business license application form in PDF format(June 2016)

Download a business license renewal form in PDF formatJune 2016

Economic Development

Creating a Strong and Diverse County Economy

In the April/May issue of Home and Land Edmonton Magazine, an article written by Michael Warford highlighted the many attractions of Lac Ste. Anne County. Take a look.

GROWTH Alberta, a Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) helps small business and communities. The members of GROWTH Alberta work collectively, as a region, to achieve economic and social environments in which sustainable, diversified, and regional growth is realized.

Download the 2016 GROWTH Alberta Business Excellence Awards Nomination Form

WILD Alberta promotes travel and tourism in our region and has a magazine publication available at local venues throughout the region.

Lac Ste. Anne County's tourist attraction hidden gem: George Pegg Botanic Garden.


Economic Development Advisory Committee

Seeking Members for the EDAC

Lac St. Anne is accepting applications from individuals in the agricultural industry and from a young entrepreneur interested in becoming a member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee. The Economic Development Advisory Committee acts as an advisory body to Council on matters relating to the long-term economic health of the communities. Its decisions will have an impact on developers, citizens, business and industry and will help to shape Lac Ste. Anne County and its business communities. Support economic vitality and development and make recommendations on: Business attraction and expanding the commercial, retail and overall economic base of the community, etc. Economic Development Advisory Committee members will be appointed for a two (2) year term and are compensated for their mileage as based on the County’s mileage rate as well as a per diem rate as set by the County Council.

Member Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A keen interest of business development, attraction and business retention
  • Ability to commit to monthly meetings held during the day
  • A willingness to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct
  • Previous experience on a committee or chamber of commerce would be an asset

Applicants can send a resume including information on availability, references and contact information to Lac Ste. Anne County, attention Economic Development.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact Cindy Suter at the County office 1-866-880-5722 or fax 780-785-2985 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located at 56521 Range Road 65. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
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 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359