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Obtain a Business License

To obtain a business license, download this form "Business License".   After filling out the form and ensuring all information is complete and correct, forms can either be brought to the County Office, mailed, faxed or emailed.

For County residents, there is a compulsory fee of $25.00. If you would like a regional business license, there is an additional fee of $80.00.

Once your business license request is processed at the office, they will be mailed or they can be picked up at the County Office.

Cardston County andboth  the Town of Cardston and the Town of Magrath have an agreement in place to honour each others business licenses.  This allows our residents in the County to provide their services to the residents of the Town of Cardston and Magrath without having to purchase a Town of Cardston license.

If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Cardston County Office at 403-653-4977.


The hard working pioneers who settled this region in the late 1800’s had many things that bound them together. Chief among these was a deep and profound faith and the Christian values of the Mormon Church. Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints continues to be the tie that binds these close-knit Communities. In addition to the LDS Church, there are several other religious groups and Churches.

   Anglican Church  
   901st Avenue West 403-653-3151
   Baptist Church  
   260 1st Street West 403-653-2387
   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  
   846 1st Avenue West  403-653-4231
   355 3rd Street West  403-653-4014
   338 5th Avenue East  403-653-2725
   9th Avenue & Hway 2 S.  403-653-3219
   Faith Lutheran  
   590 1st Avenue West  403-653-4022
   Roman Catholic  
   94 1st Avenue West  403-653-3201
   United Church  
   389 2nd Avenue West  403-653-3105

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  
   21 E 1st Avenue South  403-758-3422
   215 W 3rd Avenue North  403-758-6824
   Lutheran Church  
   82 N 2nd Street West  403-758-6824
   United Church  
   181 E 1st Avenue North  403-758-3606

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-758-6466

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-626-3213

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-626-3667

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-653-2268

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-653-2407

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-758-6555

   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  403-752-4130


K -12 education in the County of Cardston falls under the administrative umbrella of the Westwinds School division. In addition to excellent public schools in each of the Communities in Cardston County, schools are also operated on each of the Hutterite Colonies in the County. Aboriginal schools are operated on the Kainaiwa Nation by the Kaiani Board of Education.

Other educational services, ranging from preschool to adult education are available in Cardston County. In addition, excellent post-secondary institutions are available in Lethbridge, just a short drive from any Cardston County Community.

All of the educational services in our Community offer excellence and choice, with diverse and innovative programs.

  Cardston Elementary School (Gr. K . 6)  653-4955
  Cardston Junior High  653-4958
  Cardston High School  653-4951
  Glenwood School (K.9)  626-3611
  Hill Spring School (K.9)  626-3616
  Magrath Elementary School  758-3367
  Magrath Jr/Sr High  758-3366
  Mountain View School (K.9)  653-2404
  Northside Elementary School (Raymond)  752-4577
  Raymond Junior High  752-3348
  Raymond High School  752-3381
  Stirling School (K.12)  756-3355
  Westwind Alternate School (Cardston gr. 10.12)  653-1547

  Kainai High School  737-3963
  Tatsikiisaapo'p Middle School  737-2846
  Piikani Nation Secondary School  965-3910
  Red Crow Community College  737-2400

  Big Bend  653-1285
  Blue Ridge  626-2397
  Crystal Spring  758-3384
  Deerfield  758-6884
  East Cardston  653-1701
  East Raymond  752-6062
  Hutterville  758-6000
  Miami  733-2175
  Milford  752-4014
  New Elm  758-3319
  New Rockport  733-2252
  O.K.  752-4900
  Old Elm  758-3323
  Rockport  758-3328
  Spring Valley  758-0006
  Standoff  308-0820
  West Raley  653-1302
  Wolf Creek  756-3383

  Community Preschool  756-3355
  Westwind Division Preschool  653-3991
  Parents as Teachers Program  653.4991

  Athabasca University (distance education)  1.800.788.9041
  Lethbridge Community College  1.800.572.0103
  University of Lethbridge  329-2111
  Red Crow Community College  737-2400
  Cardston & District Community Adult Learning  653-4991

Transfer Stations Sites

 Del Bonita  NE 20-1-21-W4  Wednesday  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Jefferson  SW 6-1-21-W4  Wednesday  9:30 am - 4:00 pm
 Spring Coulee  NW 29-4-23-W4  Saturday  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Welling  NW 20-6-21-W4  Saturday  9:30 am - 4:00 pm
 Mountain View  NW 20-2-27-W4  Saturday  10:00 am - 4;30 pm
 Magrath  SE 26-5-22-W4  Wednesday/Saturday  10:00 am -6:00 pm
   Summer Hrs  Wednesday/Saturday  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 Cardston  NW 11-3-25-W4  Tue/Thurs  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  Winter hours Oct 1  Saturday  9:30am - 4:30 pm
   Summer Hrs(April 1)  Tue/Thurs  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
     Saturday  9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Glenwood/Hill Spring    Wednesday  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
     Saturday  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority

Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. until Noon for disposal of waste from contractors and residents.  There is a disposal fee of $75.00 per tonne for all waste brought to the Landfill Site.  Payment options include cash, cheque, debit/credit cards.  Payment is due upon disposal of waste.  For more information contact Lee Beazer, Operator at (403)653-2703


Natural Gas and Electricity
Natural gas and electricity are deregulated in Alberta. That means that consumers can choose the appropriate provider for their residences or businesses.

The Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate of the Government of Alberta has been put in place to ensure that Alberta consumers have the information, representation and protection they need in Alberta's restructured electricity and natural gas markets.

While consumers can choose from a wide variety of long-distance service providers, Telus is the local service provider for Cardston County.

Telephone: 310-2255

The water sources for Cardston Country are drawn from:
  • Lee Creek
  • Leavitt Irrigation District
  • St. Mary’s River
While many residents have their own water wells, there are Water Co-ops within Cardston County.  Please call the County to enquire about water co-ops in your area.


Reddi Mart(Bottles & Cans)

Health & Safety

In Case of Emergency, DIAL 911!

The 911 emergency telephone system is in place in Cardston County to assist citizens with POLICE, MEDICAL or FIRE emergencies. Non-emergency calls to the 911 system or any emergency phone number can create delays in handling other very serious emergencies that require immediate attention.

Do NOT hesitate to dial 911 in case of emergency. For all other circumstances, contact one of the facilities listed below:

 Police Protection  653-4931
 Ambulance (Cardston Country EMS)  653-1333
 RCMP Victims Services Unit  653-4932
 Cardston Hospital  653-4964
 Chinook Health Region  653-4981
 Poison Call Center  1-800-332-1414
 Health Link Alberta  1-866-408.LINK (5465)
 Citizens on Patrol  653-4184
 Family Violence Prevention  653-4991
 Cardston County Disaster Services  653-4977
 Cardston & District Handibus  653-1111
 Magrath Handibus  317-0737


 Health and Safety  
 Police Protection  653-4931
 Ambulance (Cardston Country EMS)  653-1333
 RCMP Victims Services Unit  653-4932
 Chinook Health Region  653.4981
 Health Link Alberta  1-866-408-LINK (5465)
 Citizens on Patrol  653-4184
 Family Violence Prevention  653-4991
 Cardston County Disaster Services  653-4977
 Cardston & District Handibus  653-1111
 Magrath Handibus  317-0737
 Community Organizations  
 Cardston and District Chamber of Commerce  653-2798
 Cardston and District Agricultural Society  653-4076
 Allied Arts Council  653-4049
 Cardston Historical Society  653-4589
 Community Kitchen (CHR)  653-4981
 Meals on Wheels  653-4770
 Block Parent  653-2645
 Libraries and Learning Services  
 Cardston Public Library  653-4775
 Glenwood Municipal Library  626-3660
 Magrath Public Library  758-6498
 Cardston & District Community Literacy Services  653-4991
 Cardston & District Community Adult Learning  653-4991
 Seniors Services  
 Cardston & District Senior Society  653-3964
 Garden City Senior Citizens Association (Magrath)  758-6771
 Cardston & District Handibus  653-1111
 Magrath Handibus  317-0737
 Service Organizations  
 4.H Cattle Club  653-4858
 Friends of the Remington-Alberta Carriage Center  653-5139
 Kinsmen Club  653-1502
 Legion Ladies Auxiliary  653-1771
 Lions Club  
 Rotary Club  
 Royal Canadian Legion Branch #170  653-1015
 United Church Women (Cardston)  653-2068