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Business Licensing

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General Business Information

A Municipal Business Licence is required for most businesses to operate in the City of Woodstock. Please see our Business Licence Guide for information on the process. 

For more information about business licences or to check and see if your business requires a licence, please see below or email the Clerks Department.

Also please visit our BizPaL page for business specific searches for municipal, provincial and federal licences and permits.

 

Application Forms, Requirements, and Fees

Bylaw details for each type of business licence can be found in the Woodstock Municipal Code.

Type of
Business

Details

Links

Fee

Adult Entertainment

Service designed to appeal to erotic or sexual appetites or inclinations.

$5,250.00

Auctioneer

Goods for sale by public auction.

$90.00

Body Rub Parlour  

Premise where a body-rub is performed.

$5,250.00

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis        

Class 1 - Door-to-Door Sales
Business, person or organization engaged in solicitation, sales, purchase or rental of goods, wares, merchandise or services.

$140.00

Business
Operated on a 
Temporary Basis   

Class 2 - Door-to-Door Salesperson
Individual engaged in solicitation, sales, purchase or rental of goods, wares, merchandise or services.

$80.00

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis

Class 3 - Day Sale
Sale of manufactured goods such as electronics, sports equipment and tools at one location.

$650.00 -
per day

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis

Class 4 - Craft Show
Canadian crafts people, goods, wares or merchandise offered for sale at one location.

$140.00 - 
per event

$55.00 - 
non-profit

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis

Class 5 - Trade Show
Sales by several manufacturers or distributors of goods, wares or merchandise at one location.

$140.00 - 
per event

$55.00 -
non-profit

Business
Operated on a 
Temporary Basis

Class 6 - Antique/Collectible Show/
Flea Market
Sales of antiques or collectibles or goods wares or merchandise at one location.

$140.00 - 
per event

$55.00 -
non-profit

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis

Class 7 - Event Sale
Sale by several manufacturers or distributors of goods, wares or merchandise associated with an organized event - social function sports competition at one location.

$80.00 - 
per event

$55.00 -
non-profit

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis 

Class 8 - Seasonal Sales
Sales such as but not limited to gardening products, Christmas Tree and farm products for a period of up to five (5) months.

$130.00 -
per month & location

Business
Operated on a 
Temporary Basis

Class 9 - General
Excluding those defined in Section 591.2.2 where permitted at one location.

$110.00 -
per day

Circus and
Carnival

Licensed per event.

$165.00

Donation Drop
Box 

Regulates and governs donation boxes within city limits.

$25.00 - 
per box

Kennel

Breeding, raising, keeping, training or boarding of three (3) or more dogs.

$100.00

Business

Any home occupation, retail business offering goods, wares or services for sale to the public.

$150.00

Newspaper &
Magazine Boxes

Establish display boxes on municipal streets.

$55.00 @ box
(new)

$30.00 @ box (renewal)

Pawnbroker &
Second Hand
Goods Dealer

Sale of used goods offering a buy-back service.

$400.00 - 
pawnbroker

$60.00 - 
second hand

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 1 - Chip Wagon

A trailer of sufficient size to prepare french-fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, onion rings, sausages, or other similar products. 

$340.00 - 
per vehicle

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 2 - Ice Cream Cart

An insulated container vehicle or tricycle used to carry frozen ice cream, yogurt, popsicles, or other similar products. 

$180.00  - 
first vehicle

$55.00 - 
additional

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 3 - Food Cart

A stand with a grill used to prepare hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, or other similar products.

$180.00 - 
first vehicle

$55.00 - 
additional

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 4 - Mobile Lunch Wagon

A vehicle used to sell prepackaged single portion food products including sandwiches, desserts, or other similar products. 

$340.00 - 
per vehicle

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 5 - Food Truck

A motorized vehicle as defined by the Highway Traffic Act designed for the purpose of preparing, selling, or dispensing food or drinks from the actual vehicles, intended for consumption by the general public.

$360.00 - 
per vehicle

Refreshment
Vehicles 

Class 6 - Operator

Persons operating the mobile refreshment vehicle who are not the person licenced to operate the refreshment vehicle. 

$30.00 - 
per operator

Special
Transportation
Services Vehicle

Operate a service of accepting calls, orders and/or dispatching licensed vehicles.

$140.00 - 
per vehicle

Special
Transportation
Services Driver

Person licensed to convey individuals to specific locations and assist them to conduct the activity.

$90.00

Taxi/Limousine
Broker

Licensed to accept calls, orders and/or dispatching licensed vehicles used for hire.

$1,000.00 -
initial fee

$140.00 - 
per vehicle

Taxi/Limousine
Driver

Individual who drives a licensed taxi/limousine.

$90.00

Contact Us

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

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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