Video Store licence

About the licence

This licence is required to sell or rent recorded visual media on video tapes, DVDs, video discs or any other medium for general or adult audiences.

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Options to apply 

1. On the Licensing Portal, where you can now apply for and renew stationary business licences and permits. In the future, you will be able use the portal to apply for various individual and mobile licences also.

Get or renew a business license or Permit


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. 


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.



If you are applying in person, by mail, drop-box or email, complete the following form for submission:

Video Store Application (PDF)


Otherwise, you can apply online on the Licensing Portal.

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.




Video store - general




Initial fee

$ 389

$ 416

Renewal fee

$ 193

$ 195


Video store - adult




Initial fee

$ 1,285

$ 1,372

Renewal fee

$ 639

$ 646