Intermunicipal Business Licence (IMBL)

You May Be Eligible For an Upgrade


The IMBL allows you to do business in 11 communities across the Fraser Valley under one licence.

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You Could Save Money if You Work in Multiple Communities


Maple Ridge participates in the Fraser Valley IMBL program covering 11 municipalities. The IMBL allows mobile businesses related to the construction industry to operate in more than one municipality, under one licence, rather than obtaining non-resident licences from each municipality.

The cost of the IMBL is $250 and is in addition to your existing Maple Ridge Business Licence. The IMBL is valid for the same term as your regular Business Licence and requests for this endorsement should be made to the City of Maple Ridge Licences & Bylaws Department.

Where is the IMBL Valid?


A Fraser Valley IMBL is valid in each of the following participating municipalities:
  • City of Abbotsford
  • City of Chilliwack
  • City of Delta
  • City of Langley
  • City of Maple Ridge
  • City of Pitt Meadows
  • City of Surrey
  • District of Hope
  • District of Kent
  • District of Mission
  • Township of Langley

What is the Cost of an IMBL?


An eligible mobile business (including home-based businesses) pays the City of Maple Ridge business licence fee of $110 plus the annual IMBL fee of $250. Purchasing business licences for each individual municipality can total over $1000. This endorsement can save hundreds of dollars in Business Licence fees.

Working in Partnership With:


Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction

What Are the Advantages?


Businesses:


Reduced time and cost and simplified expansion into new communities.

Residents:


More choice of contractors and service providers.

How Do I Get an IMBL?


There is no additional application process. Simply contact the City of Maple Ridge Licences & Bylaws Department and the endorsement can be added to your existing licence over the phone.

Who is Eligible? 


Construction and trades contractors or construction industry related businesses can purchase a Fraser Valley IMBL to operate in 11 neighbouring municipalities. Mobile businesses which have a fixed and permanent location in one of the 11 participating municipalities are eligible for the IMBL.