Business Licensing and Permits
Planning to operate a business in the City of Vaughan? You may require a business licence or permit.
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.
Business licences and permits
Adult entertainment parlour, owner, operator and entertainer
Amusement: arcade, movie, bowling
Body rub parlour owner, operator and attendant
Driving school operator and instructor
Eating establishment (restaurant), lounge, nightclub and pub
Fence installer, landscaper, paver, pool installer, renovator, and snowplow contractor application
Hair and esthetics (personal services)
Laundromat or dry cleaning facility
Limousine company owner and driver
Mobile signs company and mobile sign permit
Private transportation company owner and driver
Second hand goods or pawn shop
Selling food or drink - foodstuff
Short-term rental brokerage or owner
Special events and/or film permit
Tow truck brokerage, owner or driver
Vehicle cleaning and repair - public garage
The Business Licensing and Permits Portal
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