Business Licensing and Permits
Planning to operate a business in the City of Vaughan? You may require a business licence or permit.
Are you looking to hire a contractor?
There are a few things to keep in mind when looking to hire a contractor.
Do you need a business licence or permit?
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.
Notice of collection statement
This forms on the application pages will be used to collect personal information as defined under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is collected under the legal authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 c.25, as amended, or its successor act. This information will be used by the City of Vaughan for the administration and enforcement of City of Vaughan by-laws. Questions regarding this collection may be directed to the By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services department, City of Vaughan, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1T1, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-832-2281.
Business licences and permits
Options to apply and other resources
- Options to apply: 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.
- Business registration: If you have any concerns related to business registration, please visit the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre.
- Identification: Learn what Canadian identification is needed to apply for a business licence or permit.
- Other licences and permits: For a list of all City of Vaughan licences and permits, and other services, visit the Service Vaughan web page.
How to apply for and renew a business license or permit on the Licensing Portal
Learn about the Licensing Portal