Permits and Licenses

Business Licenses

City of Melville bylaws require that all businesses must have a business license to operate within City limits.
Business License: An application for a Business License can be obtained at the General Office of City Hall, located at 420/430 Main Street. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open over the lunch hour), Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
Home Based Business License: An application for a Home Based Business License can be obtained from the General Office of City Hall, located at 420/430 Main street. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open over the lunch hour), Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
There is a $25.00 fee required upon application.
All Home Based Business Licenses are subject to approval by City Council. Once approved by Council, the cost of a Home Based Business License is $150.00.

 Business License Fee Schedule

Business License Type Application Fee*Business License Fee**  Pro-Rated Fee After August 31*** 
Resident $ 25.00 $ 125.00 $ 62.50
Non Resident $ 25.00 $ 300.00 $ 150.00
Home Based Business
(amending Bylaw No. 28/2015)
 $ 25.00 $ 150.00 $ 75.00
Seasonal Business License -
 $ 25.00 $ 62.50 N/A
Seasonal Business License -
Non Resident
 $ 25.00 $ 150.00 N/A
Trade Shows Not Required $ 10.00 per table/booth space N/A
Transient Traders Not Required
 $ 100.00 for each one week
period or portion thereof
Direct Sellers/Direct Sellers Contractors $ 25.00 Business License Fees per the Resident and Non Resident Types

* The fee is applied one time only at the time the application is received.
** The fee is applied at the time of application and each year during continued operation of business.
*** The fee is applied as the Annual Renewal Fee for all applications received after August 31, in the application year only.
For more information contact:
City Hall
430 Main St.
Box 1240
Melville, SK  S0A 2P0
Office: (306) 728-6840
Fax: (306) 728-5911

Development, Building & Demolition Permits

Development Permits are required for all construction, renovations and installment projects, with a permit fee of $25. Tree planting and removal also require Development Permits but are issued free of charge, no fees required.

Building Permits are required and accompany Development Permits when;

  • The new construction is over 100ft2
  • Includes bay window installation,
  • Renovations consisting of structural changes
  • Deck/patio construction that is more than 8" above grade level,
  • Roof enclosures above decks/patios,
  • Building underwent a change of use,
  • Swimming pool construction/installation,
  • and as the Planning Manager advises.

Before a Permit can be issued, all applications must include a site plan and construction drawings. A site plan consists of an aerial drawing of the property to scale, oriented North, including all buildings, structures, property line setbacks, driveway accesses, utility lines and other applicable details. Construction drawings and Building Permit fees required for your permit will depend on the type of work, please inquire with Planning Services for more information, or see the fee schedule outline in our Building Bylaw above.
Please be advised Development & Building Permits take 7-10 business days to be approved.
Building permits expire after 6 months from the date of issue but may be renewed for a further 6 months without fee. It is the responsibility of the owner to locate all utility lines and easements with Sask 1st Call. Check with ISC (Information Services Corporation, formerly known as Land Titles) and your utility companies.
Regulations & Permit Information:
Please click on the links below for regulations and permit information:
Application Forms:
Please bring the application form(s) filled out and signed to Public Work & Planning Services at 100 Brunswick Street, or email to If you have any questions please call us at 306-728-6865.