By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services

By-laws are put in place to ensure a safe and orderly community for all who live, work and play in Vaughan. Licences and permits are required to do many things in the city like running a business, hosting a special event, owning an animal and doing construction to your home.

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By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services (BCLPS)  offers a range of services and programs, listed below.  Contact us for more information!


News and updates 


Unauthorized car rallies

Car rallies without a special events permit are NOT allowed in the City of Vaughan. Learn more about what the City is doing to address these unauthorized events and how to report a rally. 


Key fob protective bags

The City of Vaughan is distributing free key fob protective bags as one tool for residents use to help fight auto theft. Learn more


The Province of Ontario managing all aspects of Tow Truck licensing 
As of Jan. 1, 2024 tow truck brokerages, owners and drivers are no longer required to have a City of Vaughan licence, as the Province of Ontario now oversees regulation of the industry. Learn more


Nightclubs, lounges and pubs now require a business licence in Vaughan, and some Eating Establishments may need to reclassify

Learn more about application and operating requirements. If you are an Eating Establishment that needs to reclassify, you can do so at no charge. 


Learn about commercial trucking by-laws in Vaughan
Learn where commercial trucks can drive, park, and other relevant information.

Contact Information

By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

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