Background_Business in Woodstock

Business Classifications

CLASS 1 - Door-to-Door Sales

Shall include any business, person or organization which engages in the solicitation, sale, purchase or rental of goods, wares, merchandise or services, or has aforementioned actions conducted on their behalf, on a door to door basis.

CLASS 2 - Door-to-Door Salesperson

Shall include any person who engages in the solicitation, sale, purchase, or rental of goods, wares merchandise, or services on a door to door basis including salespersons or agents.

CLASS 3 - Day Sales

Shall include the sale of manufactured goods such as but not limited to electronics, sports equipment and tools for a maximum period of one day from one specific location per calendar year such as, but not limited to, a parking lot or vacant commercial facility where such use is permitted under the City Zoning By-law.

CLASS 4 - Craft Show

Shall include the exhibiting or offering for sale on a temporary basis at one location by Canadian crafts people, goods, wares or merchandise which they themselves have produced where such use is permitted under the City Zoning by-law.

CLASS 5 - Trade Show

Shall include the exhibiting or offering for sale on a temporary basis at one location by several manufacturers or distributors, goods, wares or merchandise which they themselves have produced or manufactured or are distributing on behalf of the producer or manufacturer; but excludes a consumer show or trade show operating as an integral part of a convention or conference, where such use is permitted under the City Zoning by-law.

CLASS 6 - Antique/Collectible Show/Flea Market

Shall include the exhibiting or offering for sale on a temporary basis at one location, antique or collectible goods, wares or merchandise where such is permitted under the City Zoning By-law.

CLASS 7 - Event Sales

Shall include the exhibiting or offering for sale on a temporary basis at one location by several manufacturers or distributors, goods, wares or merchandise which are associated with the organized occasion such as a social function or sports competition or a significant occurrence being conducted where such use is permitted under the City Zoning By-law.

CLASS 8 - Seasonal Sales

Shall include temporary businesses such as but not limited to gardening product sales, Christmas Tree sales and farm produce for a period of up to 5 months from one specific location such as but not limited to, a parking lot or vacant lot and may include the use of temporary structure such as a green house, sales office or shelter where the use is permitted in under the City Zoning by-law.

CLASS 9 - General

Shall include any business operated on a temporary basis excluding Classes 1,2,4,5,6,7,& 8 as defined in Section 591.2.6 where the use is permitted in the City Zoning By-law. The sale of manufactured goods is not eligible to be licensed under this clause being subject to the provisions of Class 3.

  • Charitable, religious and non-profit organizations that have a chapter in the County of Oxford shall pay a reduced fee as set out in Section 591.5.1, for Classes 4, 5, 6 and 7. The fee for an event conducted by a charitable, religious or non-profit organization shall be $55 per event.
  • Oxford County residents shall require a licence but be exempt from the fee for a door to door sales person in Section 519.5.1, Class 2, when acting on behalf of a charitable or non-profit organization that has a chapter in the County of Oxford selling goods or merchandise as a fundraising event. Charitable – religious – non –profit organization shall be defined as any organization that meets the eligibility criteria under the AGCO guidelines.
  • If applicable, Fire Department approval may take up to 14 business days once the application for the Business on a Temporary Basis is received by the Clerk’s Department.

 

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© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
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