Retail home sales licence

Get a licence to sell retail homes to Alberta consumers.


Retail Home Sales Business means the business of selling or the offering for sale of manufactured homes, mobile homes or package homes, or any of the units or materials constituting those homes, to an individual for use as a residence.

If your business does not require this licence, you do not need to proceed further.

How to apply

You will need to provide:

  • information on your business
  • a criminal record check or police information check
  • a security
  • a copy of standard contracts
  • payment of a licensing fee

To get started, follow the instructions below to save and open the application form.

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Application form

Application for a Retail Home Sales Business Licence

Your responsibilities

Licence holders must notify Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction in writing within 15 days of a change in:

  • business address
  • partners of the business if the licence is issued to a partnership
  • officers or directors of the corporation if the licence is issued to a corporation

Licence holders must notify Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction in writing within 15 days of ceasing to carry on the activities for which the licence was issued.

It is your responsibility to ensure your licence is in force as long as you continue to do business. Once your licence is issued, note the expiry date and ensure your licence is renewed prior to this date.

Licensees must be able to provide confirmation of licensing on request. This can be done by providing a copy of the licence or by providing other confirmation that the business is properly licensed. This can include providing a link to the Find a Licensed Business search tool.

The deposit paid to a licensee under a retail home sales contract is the property of the person who paid it or on whose behalf it was paid and the licensee must not use it as collateral or appropriate or convert it except in accordance with the terms of the signed contract to the buyer.


Note: applicant, directors, officers and partners are required to read the Consumer Protection Act and its regulations associated with this licence and understand that certain sections are of significance, including but not limited to the specific sections noted below.

Consumer Protection Act

  • Sections 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 regarding cancellation of Direct Sales contracts
  • Section 35 regarding contents of sales contracts

Retail Home Sales Business Licensing Regulation

  • Section 8 regarding retail home sales contracts
  • Section 9 regarding deposits

Direct Sales Cancellation and Exemption Regulation

Retail Home Sales Contract Requirements When Selling from Your Place of Business

Designation of Trades and Businesses Regulation

General Licensing and Security Regulation

Copies of legislation can be obtained from the Alberta King’s Printer.


Connect with the Consumer Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-4088
Toll free: 1-877-427-4088 (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]