Adult Entertainment

Types of licences


A licence is required to either provide service designed to appeal to erotic or sexual appetites or inclinations or to operate an establishment where these activities take place. There are three types of adult entertainment applications:


  1. Adult Entertainment Parlour Attendant
  2. Adult Entertainment Parlour Operator
  3. Adult Entertainment Parlour


Note that applicants for the Adult Entertainment Parlour Attendant licence must apply themselves; an authorized agent is not permitted.


Options to apply 


1. On the Licensing Portal:


2. In-person or by mail to:

By-Law and Compliance, Licensing & Permit Services
Vaughan City Hall, Level 100 
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1


3. Via the drop-boxes located at the entrances of Vaughan City Hall. Via the drop-boxes located at the entrances of Vaughan City Hall.


4. By e-mail to:, along with scanned copies of required documentation.

Please ensure the application or e-mail indicates a contact phone number
for staff to collect payment.

If submitting your application by mail or via the drop-box, please enclose payment in the form of a cheque made payable to the City of Vaughan. If submitting your application via e-mail, please ensure the application or accompanying message indicate a contact name and phone number for our staff to collect payment.


You can apply online on the Licensing Portal, or in-person, by mail, drop-box or email using the application form below. 


The attendant and operator licences also require a photo of the applicant to be submitted, as described here.



​Notes About Zoning:


  • To apply for a new licence, a Zoning Clearance, issued within the last 365 days, is required to be submitted with the application form above.
  • You can apply for a Zoning Clearance online here





Adult entertainment attendant  

Fee 2023 ​2024
Initial fee $ 335 ​$358
Renewal fee $ 297 ​$300

Adult entertainment operator

Fee 2023 ​2024
Initial fee $ 258 ​$276
Renewal fee $ 233 $​​236


Adult entertainment parlour

Fee 2023 ​2024
Initial fee $ 7,928 ​$8,460
Renewal fee $ 6,993 ​$7,063