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Comprehensive Business Licensing Review

The City of Woodstock is undergoing a comprehensive review of several business licensing by-laws. The licensing department is reaching out to the business community in order to obtain feedback on current business licensing by-law. If you have gone through the licensing process or if your business operates within one of these by-laws your comments would be appreciated!

Licensing staff would like to obtain feedback in order to improve processes or address any areas of concern in the by-laws.

By-Laws currently being reviewed:

Chapter 0564 - Business Licensing

Chapter 0591 - Business Operated On a Temporary Basis

Chapter 0593- Newspaper - Magazine Stand 

Chapter 0628- Refreshment Vehicles

Written comments are being received by email at clerksinfo@cityofwoodstock.ca or at City Hall, PO Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock Ontario, N4S 0A7


New Applications for a Liquor Licence

Individuals applying for a new Liquor Licence now have the option of using the on-line form avalable on the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) website.

While the initial application can be submitted on-line, applicants are still required to visit City Hall for the Municipal Form, a document that will need to be signed by the Clerk. There is a $50 non-refundable charge payble for the form prior to requests being sent out by the Clerk's Department for liquor compliance letters from the Building and Fire Departments.

The Municipal Form will need to be provided to the AGCO as well as compliance letters from the Woodstock Building and Fire Departments and the Oxford County Board of Health.


General Business Information

A business licence is required to allow for a business to operate in Woodstock.

For more information about business licenses and permits email: clerksinfo@cityofwoodstock.ca.

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

Application Forms and Requirements

Type of
Business

Details

Links

Fee

Adult Entertainment

Service designed to appeal to erotic or sexual appetities 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

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

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

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

 $340.00 -
per vehicle

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 2 - Ice Cream Cart

 $180.00  -
first vehicle

$55.00 -
additional

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 3 - Food Cart

 $180.00 -
first vehicle

$55.00 -
additional

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 4 - Mobile Lunch Wagon

 $340.00 -
per vehicle

Refreshment
Vehicles

Class 5 - Food Truck

 $360.00 -
per vehicle

Refreshment
Vehicles 

Class 6 - Operator

 $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