Vancouver City Council

Business Licence HearingsCouncil Chambers

Business License Hearings are quasi-judicial meetings of City Council that consider revocations or suspensions of controversial business licenses; for example, where there may have been illegal activity taking place on the premises, or contravened other City by-laws. They are held on an unscheduled basis and are conducted through the Law Department.

Members of the public may attend Business License Hearings but may not speak unless the Law Department arranges for them to appear as a witness.