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Business Licence Fee Waiver Form

The City of Yellowknife is taking action to support local businesses and help our economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For 12 months beginning September 1st, 2021, the City will waive business licence fees for eligible small and medium-sized businesses when renewing their licence.

Please, carefully read the FAQ before applying.

Eligibility requirements

Please ensure you have met all eligibility criteria below:

  1. Business must have twenty (20) employees or less.
  2. Business must be located within the City of Yellowknife, have a valid business licence, and operate in accordance with applicable By-laws and permits.
  3. Eligible businesses must operate in one of the following qualifying industries:
    • Food and retail services;
    • Hospitality and Tourism;
    • Arts, Culture and Entertainment;
    • Home-based businesses;
    • Personal care services (including registered medical practitioners); and,
    • Recreation.
  4. Franchises must be independently owned and operated.
  5. Business must have been open/operating between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
  6. Businesses must be open/operating as of the date of the application for the waiver of business licence fees.
  7. Businesses must be in good financial standing with the City (municipal taxes, fees and charges, etc.)

If requested, eligible businesses must be able to demonstrate a revenue loss of at least 20% between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699

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The City of Yellowknife acknowledges that we are located in Chief Drygeese territory. From time immemorial, it has been the traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of all other Indigenous Peoples including the North Slave Métis, and all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.