The City of Vernon, along with Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Kelowna, Keremeos, Lake Country, Lumby, Oliver, Osooyos, Peachland, Penticton, Princeton, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Spallumcheen, Summerland and The District of West Kelowna have formed an agreement to allow contractors and other service providers the opportunity to conduct business in all of these participating jurisdictions under one Inter-Community (Mobile) Business Licence. An eligible business would continue to pay their primary licence fee (for the community that their business is based from), and an additional licensing fee of $150 would allow access to all other participating municipalities.
Eligibility for an Inter-Community (Mobile) Business Licence is limited to any business that performs a service in more than one of the participating municipalities, and who provides the service by moving from client to client. A business that has a storefront but also provides a service by moving from client to client in more than one of the participating municipalities where they do not have a storefront would be eligible to apply for an Inter-Community (Mobile) Business Licence, but only for the portion of their business that would fall into the criteria (i.e. not the storefront). More specifically, this includes:
- contractors of all types (e.g. tradespeople, landscaping services, janitorial services, pest control, etc.)
- other service providers (e.g. massage therapist, photographer, mobile hair dresser/barber, etc).
It must be noted that the primary licence would be required for the storefront business and the mobile licence would be approved for only the portion of the business that fell within the Inter-Community (Mobile) Business Licence criteria.