Driving School

The following types of driving school occupations require a licence to operate in the City of Vaughan:


  1. Driving school instructor with vehicle: Required to teach others to drive any vehicle. This application also requires a certificate of insurance.
  2. Driving school instructor without vehicle: Required to teach others to drive any vehicle.
Person in car receiving driving lessons with instructor

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:


bylaw.licensing@vaughan.ca, 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.




This licence requires a photo of the applicant to be submitted, as described here. You can apply on the Licensing Portal, or in-person, by mail, drop-box or email using the application form below.


Driving School Vehicle Owner and/or Instructor Application (PDF)


​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.  





Driving school operator

Fee 2023 ​2024
Initial fee $ 243 ​$ 260
Renewal fee $ 212 ​$ 215

Driving school instructor 

Fee 2023 ​2024
Initial fee $ 142 ​$ 152
Renewal fee $ 142 ​$ 152

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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