Business licensing and permits
Do you need a business licence or permit?
Planning to operate a business in the City of Vaughan? You may require a business licence. The City of Vaughan currently licenses/permits various types of businesses, special events, lotteries and other activities. Property permits and applications can be found under the property by-laws section.
Options to apply
For stationary businesses, you can now apply for and renew your licence online on the Licensing Portal; you will also be able to apply for and renew other types of individual and mobile business licences and permits later this year. Visit the specific business pages below for more information.
For all business licences and permits, you can also apply in-person, by email, by mail or drop-box; see each business page for more information. If you have any concerns related to business registration, please visit the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre. For a list of all City of Vaughan licences and permits, and other services, visit the Service Vaughan web page.
Learn what Canadian identification is needed to apply for a business licence or permit.
Amusement: arcade, movie, bowling
Hair and esthetics (personal services)
Laundromat or dry cleaning facility
Private transportation company
Second hand goods or pawn shop
Selling food or drink - foodstuff
Short-term rental brokerage or owner
Vehicle cleaning and repair - public garage
Adult entertainment parlour operator and entertainer
Body rub parlour attendant and operator
Driving school operator and instructor
Fence installer, landscaper, paver, pool installer, renovator, and snowplow contractor application
Private transportation company driver
Learn about the Licensing Portal
How to apply for and renew a business license or permit on the Licensing Portal