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

Download a business license renewal form in PDF format

In Focus: IDP Open House

In Focus IDP

Intermunicipal Development Plan Open House December 5


Lac Ste. Anne County and Parkland County are currently working to implement a new Intermunicipal Development Plan. This plan is aimed at guiding future growth for...



County Business Resources

  • 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.

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  • Physician Recruitment Committee

    Beginning late 2009, the Committee has been working to ensure that adequate physician and supporting services will be available in Onoway and the surrounding area. The financial resources needed to support these initiatives have been committed by the local municipalities.

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Choose from the Following County Business Services

 Business Directory

Looking for a business operating within Lac Ste. Anne County? Browse the various profiles and categories on the interactive map in this section.

Business Licences

The business license bylaw allows the County to collect business information to focus economic development efforts on regional business strengths.

Forms & Resources

Browse this section to explore a variety of different publications and resources of interest to both current and prospective County business owners.

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