Wildlife Removal Company Licence

Companies that offer wildlife removal services from residential and commercial properties require a licence to operate in Vaughan.

City of Vaughan

Options to apply

  1. 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
  2. Via the drop-boxes located at the entrances of Vaughan City Hall. Via the drop-boxes located at the entrances of Vaughan City Hall.
  3. 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.

Who does not need a licence?


Some businesses  and persons do not require a City of Vaughan Wildlife Removal Company licence, including;

  • companies only carrying insect eradication. 
  • persons who are employed by a licensed Wildlife Removal Company but who do not perform work outside of their employment.



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

Wildlife Removal Company Business Licence Application



​Wildlife Removal Company ​$556​$233​$574​$240
Vehicle placard$10 $11 

Consumer and employee protection measures


 Licensees are required to undertake several consumer and employee protection measures, such as:  


  • Providing services in compliance with all relevant City by-laws, regulations and related decisions
  • Carrying a minimum of $2 million in commercial general liability insurance coverage for their work 
  • Providing a list of all relevant City by-laws and required permits to a customer in writing prior to providing a written contract
  • Providing a written contract to their customers, specifying the work that will be performed and the payment schedule, prior to accepting any payments
  • Displaying their business name and licence number on a placard issued by the City on the dashboard of their business vehicles, as well as on any signs or advertising, where permitted.