Starting a New Business

A Business License is required AND we are here to help

One of the most important legal requirements for starting a business is the need for a Business License. If you are starting a new business in Torbay or operating an existing business, you may not be aware that a business license is required to operate within the Town. Even home-based business owners need a permit to operate.

Registering for a business licence within the Town of Torbay gives you permission to operate your business on your premises (whether at your home or in a commercial space).

Contact the Town of Torbay to see which permits (including mobile business licences), might be required for your type of business. Our Economic Development Officer is happy to assist you and discuss the various tools the Town can provide to help with a smooth start to opening. If you are an existing business and weren’t aware of this requirement, not a problem. Please give us a call to discuss.  We are here to help simplify the process and ensure that your business meets all requirements to operate.

Please contact Deanne Lawrence, Economic Development and Tourism Officer at, or phone 709-437-6532, ext 230.

For a list of Torbay’s permits and license applications, please click here.

*Please note that additional regulations from federal and provincial governments might apply to your particular business.