Get the Permits Your Canadian Business Needs to Succeed
Almost every business must have permits to operate legally. Identifying the permits you need and applying for them correctly is infinitely easier with LegalShield.
The Difference Between Permits and Licenses
While similar, licenses and permits are different. Understanding the differences between the two is the first step in identifying the permits your business needs.
Licenses tend to be general and apply to activities that require competence, such as offering medical services or building homes. Licenses are often awarded after completion of a test.
Permits focus more narrowly on safety and may require an inspection. For example, running a restaurant requires a health permit which you can get after the facility passes inspection.
There are over 150,000 local jurisdictions, such as cities, townships, municipalities and other types of local government. You can save a ton of time by joining LegalShield and having your lawyer tell you exactly what permits you need and help you apply. It’s far less stressful.
Common Small Business Permits
The information below highlights some of the most common permits LegalShield members need.
- Building and zoning permits for investment property
- Fire department permits for flammable materials
- Health permits for restaurants and commercial kitchens
- Sign permits that dictate size, location, etc.
- One-time special event permits
- Sales tax permits
- Vendor permits
- Doing business as permit (DBA)
- Home occupation permits Environmental permits
If your business is already formed, get a standard small business plan from LegalShield and you’ll have access to all the legal help you need for a monthly fee as low as $49.
How a Legalshield Small Business Plan Works for Business Permits
All LegalShield plans come jam-packed with valuable benefits. When it comes to searching and applying for business permits, common plan usage is in two areas.
CONSULTATION AND ADVICE
You can have unlimited phone consultations with a business lawyer to get questions answered, receive legal advice and make sure you’re making the right moves.
DOCUMENT REVIEW AND NEGOTIATION
You can have your lawyer review any documents (up to 15 pages each) and even make phone calls and write letters on behalf of your business to resolve disputes with vendors, creditors or customers.
Plans Start at Only $49 Per Month
Key Features of Our Small Business Legal Plans
LegalShield’s business plans can help you in the following areas.
Legal consultation from a provider lawyer on business legal matters, with legal research for each issue, if needed.
Receive help with business legal matters more efficiently with professional communications issued on your behalf.
Put business-related legal documents through legal review.
A collection letter from a provider lawyer could help you recoup payments more efficiently.