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Permits and Licences

Newspaper Distribution Permits

A Newspaper Distribution Permit is required per location prior to placing or distributing newspapers in the City of Richmond and every newspaper distribution vendor/agent is required to obtain a Business Licence.

Your application and all attachments will be reviewed for completeness. Incomplete applications will be returned. Specific timelines for processing a Permit application vary dependent on the number of locations requested; however, Permit applications are generally processed within 2 to 4 weeks of receipt.  All approved locations are at the discretion of the City. 

Fees
Fees are shown on page 2 of the application form.

How to Apply
In order to apply for a Newspaper Distribution Permit, please complete and submit the following form:

 PDF Document Newspaper Distribution Permit Application.

In order to apply for a Business Licence Application, please complete and submit an application form: 

Business Licence Application Form Listing

For further information, please refer to the Newspaper Distribution Regulation Bylaw No 7954 in the City Bylaws section.

All Newspaper Box applications and related fees are to be forwarded by mail or fax to the attention of:

Community Bylaws
The City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1

All Business Licence applications and related fees are to be forwarded to the attention of:

Joanne Hikida, Supervisor
Business Licences
The City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1

Once your application is approved, you will be notified by e-mail and a Permit with a validating decal will be forwarded to the mailing address provided in your submission.  The issued permits must be displayed at all times in the respective distribution box.

Contact Information
For further information regarding Newspaper Distribution Regulation Bylaw No 7954, please contact Community Bylaws at communitybylaws@richmond.ca and 604-276-4345.