Start or Expand a Business

This page contains several municipal resources from bylaws and forms to current incentives. A convenient one-stop resource with all of the basic information requirements for starting or growing a business in the Fairview area. Don’t see what you are looking for here? No problem, contact us and we will get you the information you need.

Town of Fairview Information
M.D. of Fairview Information

Land and Development Maps

An interactive map is available for the Town of Fairview, this map includes land use zoning, neighbourhoods, and subdivisions.

The M.D. of Fairview currently has maps available of the M.D. of Fairview and detailed maps of two hamlets, Bluesky and Whitelaw.

Retail and Industrial Inventory

MacKenzie Municipal Services Agency (MMSA)

Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency is a regional planning organization providing a full range of professional, high-quality land use planning and related services to its municipal members, the business community, and the general public. This Agency provides planning services to the Town of Fairview and M.D. of Fairview.

Tax Rates

Municipal Development Plans

Land Use Bylaws

Development Permit Applications

Building Permit Applications and Inspections

Development Incentives

Council of the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136 welcomes engagement with developers at the early stages of their development planning.  The municipality’s Development and Planning Department will work closely with potential developers to ensure Land Use Bylaw compliance and open discussion regarding possible development incentives.

Business Licensing

The Town of Fairview requires all businesses operating within Town limits to be licensed.

The following rates apply for businesses operating within the Town of Fairview:

  • Residential Home Based Businesses: $75.00 – Annual renewal required
  • Home Based Business Local Rural: $100.00 (headquarters located in MD of Fairview, Clear Hills County, Hines Creek)
  • Provincial Head Quarters: $200.00 – Annual renewal required
  • Out-of-Province Head Quarters: $300.00 – Annual renewal required
  • Weekly License: $50.00

Businesses that will be located within the boundaries of the town at a commercial address will not be charged a fee, however, a business license is still required.

For more information you can access the complete the bylaw here: Bylaws & Policies

Business Licenses are not required within the M.D. of Fairview No. 136.

Hawkers and Peddlers are required to pay a fee of $50.00/day, 2-5 days = $100, 6 or more days $200.00.

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