Economic Development & Licenses

Welcome to Cardston

The Economic Development and Tourism Board welcomes you to Cardston! Whether you are an existing business or looking to relocate to Cardston, let us assist you in your business endeavours. Our role is to influence town policy to improve the standard of living and increase economic activity in our area. If you have an idea relating to economic development in Cardston, we would love to hear from you. Call 403-653-3366 to find out when our next Board meeting is scheduled for. A copy of the Economic Development Plan 2014-2016 is available for view.

We have also partnered with many other organizations to promote economic development and tourism in Cardston. Please click on the following links to discover their role in promoting tourism and economic development in our region.

Business Licenses

Everyone engaged in business in the Town of Cardston needs a Business License, from online salespeople and artisans to grocery stores. To apply for a business license just fill out the Business License Application Form and fax it to the Town of Cardston 403-653-2499 or present the completed application at the Town Office located at 67 3rd Avenue W, during normal business hours. There is a fee associated with a business license, and the cost varies depending on the type of business being operated and where the business is operated from. 

We have recently arrived at an arrangement with Cardston County whereby if you operate a business located in Cardston County and already have a Business License there, you do not need to get a Town Business License and vice versa. 

Some businesses require approval from our Development Department to operate in Town before we can issue a business license. For example, if you are making changes to the building, if you will have a number of clients needing parking in a residential area, or other 'unusual' circumstances, you may need a specific permit. For information regarding development approvals and permits, please see go to the Real Estate, Maps and Permits page and call us at 403-653-3366.

If you have questions, please give us a call at 403-653-3366.