Business Licensing

Contact(s)

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

$53.00 -
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 - Transient Photographers
Individual or coporation offering services for a fee on a intemittent or one time basis

 $80.00 -
individual

$140.00 -
corporation

Business
Operated on a
Temporary Basis

Class 9 - 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 10 - 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

New 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