Open Data Catalogue

Business licence

Data custodian

Community Services Group - Licence Office

Data currency comments

The extract for business licences of the current year is updated daily.

The extracts for business licences of prior years are static with the exception of the immediate past 2 years, which are updated monthly.

Data set description

Under Licence By-Law No.4450, a valid business licence is required in order to operate a business in the City of Vancouver. A business licence can be obtained from the City's Licence Office and is valid for the remainder of the calendar year unless stated otherwise.

This data set includes business licence records from 1997 to current year.

Data accuracy comments

There may be a very small chance that a licence number has been used twice. Licence RSN is an unique identifier.

There may be a very small percentage of City of Vancouver addresses that do not have latitude and longitude information available.

There may be a small percentage of businesses issued with a replacement licence in a displayed year due to changes or when business type names were retired during mid-year.

Address data of some selected business types was not disclosed to provide privacy protection.

Liquor License Application business type does not have Issued Date or Expired Date information because it is interim application for a valid business licence.

There may be some loss of quality from data entry errors.

Attributes

Websites for further information

Coordinate system

A portion of the business licences are issued to out of town (outside of City of Vancouver) addresses. Only the business licence that has a City of Vancouver address is projected in latitude and longitude (WGS84).

Data set details

Current Year

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2015

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2014

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2013

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2012

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2011

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2010

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2009

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2008

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2007

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2006

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2005

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2004

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2003

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2002

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2001

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 2000

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 1999

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 1998

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Year 1997

  1. Business licence (XML)
  2. Business licence (XLS) Excel spreadsheet (XLS)
  3. Business licence (CSV) CSV format
  4. Business licence (JSON)

Note

The XLS format is a large file and, as a result, there are multiple tabs given the maximum number of rows Excel can accommodate.