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Business Licence

Business Application

Municipal Code 564 - Click here to read by-law

Application Fee - Waived until December 31, 2020

General Information

The following document must be provided prior to licence approval being granted.


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The following documents must be provided prior to licence approval being granted.

  1. A Criminal Records Check (obtain at your local Police Station - valid for one year from date of issue) if required. Please inquire with the Clerk's Office.
  2. Certificate of Insurance showing proof of a minimum of $2,000,000 liability insurance covering the business.
  3. A compliance letter from the Southwestern Health Unit, if required.
  4. Site Plan
  5. Floor Plan
  6. Any additional information that is requested by the City Clerk.

The Licensee understands that:

  1. That no person shall carry on, conduct, operate, maintain or keep a business without a licence;
  2. No licence shall be issued where the use is not permitted under the provisions of the City's Zoning By-law or if the operation of the business does not conform within the applicable standards and requirements of:
    1. Every by-law of the City
    2. Every provisions or federal Act, and any regulation made under such Act; and
    3. Every instrument of a legislative nature made or issued under a provincial or federal Act or regulation, including standards and require
  3. There shall be a separate application for each premise to be used or person to be licensed.

I hereby certify that I have read and understand the information contained in this application. I further certify that the information contained in this application is true and further agree that I will abide by all of the provisions of the City of Woodstock Municipal Code 564 and amendments thereto and any other applicable municipal, provincial or federal regulations that may apply to the operation of a Business Licence. The licensing fee has been submitted with this application.

I understand that the payment of the licensing fee does not guarantee the obtaining of a licence. Issuance of a licence does not constitute consent by the City of Woodstock for the licensee to contravene, fail to observe or comply with any law of Canada or Ontario or any Chapter of this Code or by-law of the City.

Issuance of this licence maybe subject to the following department approvals:

Chief Building Official                     Fire Department                     Police Department

City Clerk                                          Health Unit

Notice of Collection

Personal information contained on this form is collected by the Corporation of Woodstock under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used by the City in making decisions on this Business Licence. Questions about the collection of this information may be made to the City Clerk, 500 Dundas Street, P.O. Box 1539, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 0A7, or by telephoning 519-539-2382 ext. 2500, during business hours.

Contact Us

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