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All night dance event licence

An All Night Dance Event licence is required for an event that offers live or pre-recorded music between the hours of 3am and 9am. The principal activities of these events include listening and dancing to music.  These events are commonly referred to as “raves”.

Approximate cost

  • $314 per event

Approximate timeline

  • 4 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the promoter of the event
  • the applicant provides a detailed plan of the event
  • the owner of the premises,  if not the applicant,  authorizes its use for the event
  • the premises where the event is to be held is licensed by the City of Ottawa as an Amusement Place
  • the premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • the premises and applicant (provide a Criminal Records Check)have  been approved by Ottawa Police
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance
  • the licences are issued per event and are non-transferable

This information is provided for reference only please refer to the Business Licensing By-law for the legal requirements

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Amusement place licence

An amusement place licence is required for a business that provides entertainment or amusement and includes:  arcade machines, billiard or pool tables, a bowling alley, golf driving range, roller skating or a hall where entertainment is provided.

Approximate cost

  • $234 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and has provided a Criminal Records Check
  • the building complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements for the specific activities identified by the applicant
  • the premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Auctioneer licence

An auctioneer licence is required for a person selling goods, wares, merchandise or effects and livestock by public auction. 

Approximate cost

  • $203 daily
  • $493 annually

Approximate timeline

  • Usually issued on intake*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the auctioneer

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Driving school: operator, instructor and vehicle licences

A driving school operator licence is required for a business that teaches individuals to operate motor vehicles. A driving school instructor licence is required for each person who teaches a person to operate a motor vehicle. A driving school vehicle licence is required for each vehicle utilized by a driving school.

Approximate cost

  • Operator: $485
  • Instructor: $211
  • Vehicle: $50 upon initial inspection 

Approximate timeline

  • Usually issued on intake*

*Stated timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • Please refer to Business Licensing By-law for specific details

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Exhibition licence

An exhibition licecse is required for any event operating under a theme or general subject with five or more vendors.  These are usually short-term events with sale or promotion themes, for example,  a trade, sports or home show.

Approximate cost

  • $319 for the first day and $50 for every additional day

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the promoter of the event
  • the applicant provides a detailed plan of the event and a complete list of vendors
  • the location or premises complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements for the specific activities identified by the applicant
  • the premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Exotic animal entertainment event and exotic animal rescue establishment licences

An exotic animal entertainment licence is required for any exhibit, public show, circus, carnival or any act of entertainment using live exotic animals. This includes the use of a live exotic animal in any film or television production. An exotic animal rescue establishment licence is required for any establishment which exhibits, displays or houses any live exotic animal for purposes of rescue and education.

Approximate cost

  • Exotic Animal Entertainment Event: $319 per event
  • Exotic Animal Rescue Establishment Licence: $187 annual

Approximate timeline

  • 4 weeks** Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • Please refer to Business Licensing By-law for specific details

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Flea market licence

A flea market licence is required for any indoor or outdoor flea market that is open to the general public and has more than 5 vendors.

Approximate cost

  • $319 daily
  • $1,983 Annually 

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the operator of the flea market
  • the applicant provides a detailed plan of the flea market and a complete list of vendors
  • the location or premises complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • if the operator does not own the property or premises where the flea market is held they have written authorization from the owner for its operation
  • the premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre.

Food premises licence

A food premises licence is required for any business that prepares food including: bakeshops, butcher shops, caterers and restaurants. This applies to free standing structures only – refreshment carts, trucks and stands are covered by other licence categories.

Approximate cost

  • $249 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • The applicant is 18 years of age
  • The building complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • The premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • The business has  $1 million Commercial General Liability insurance

Who to contact

Are you planning to open a restaurant, bakery, café, butcher shop or another type of food establishment? If so, check out the Business Ambassador Service or email bio1stop@ottawa.ca to lean more.

For all other information, please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Are you planning to open a restaurant, bakery, café, butcher shop or another type of food establishment? The City of Ottawa has resources to assist business owners who are starting to plan and operate a new food establishment, including the Business Ambassador Service and the online Food Premises Application tool available on My ServiceOttawa.

Itinerant seller

An itinerant seller licence is required for a business that sells goods:  from their person, door to door, on private property from a vehicle or at a special event from a stand.  It does not include food or refreshments or goods sold by wholesale.

Approximate cost

  • $217 to $553*      

*Fees vary according to the type and duration of itinerant licence

Approximate timeline

  • Usually issued on intake

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age
  • the private property complies with zoning and the owner has authorized the activity
  • the vehicle, if applicable, has been inspected
  • the business has  $1 million Commercial General Liability insurance

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre. 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Kennel licence: boarding, in-home breeding and recreational categories

A kennel licence is required for any premises where more than a total of 5 dogs and cats, with a maximum of 3 dogs, over the age of 20 weeks are boarded, raised or trained for any period of time.

Approximate cost

  • Boarding: $163
  • In-home and Recreational : $132 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • Vary by category – please refer to Business Licensing By-law for details

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre. 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

License - Adult entertainment parlour owner and operator

Adult entertainment parlour owner and adult entertainment operator licences are required for the owner of and operators or managers of any premises or part of a premises which provides live entertainment or services appealing to erotic or sexual appetites. These are commonly known as “strip clubs”.

Approximate cost

  • Owner: $6,756 annually
  • Operator: $1,326 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • The applicant is 18 years of age and if an operator has provided photographs
  • The owner provides a floor plan and the building complies with restricted location, zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • The premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • The business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance
  • The licences are non-transferable
  • This information is provided for reference only please refer to the Business Licensing By-law for the legal requirements

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

License - Adult entertainment store

An adult entertainment store licence is required for any business that sells adult videos or magazines appealing to erotic or sexual appetites.

Approximate cost

  • $703 if principal business
  • $119 if incidental to principal business

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age
  • the premises complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

License - Body-rub parlour

A body-rub parlour licence is required for any premises where a body-rub is performed, offered or solicited. A licence is not required when the body-rubs performed are for the purposes of medical or therapeutic treatment and are performed by persons qualified, licensed or registered to do so under the laws of the Province of Ontario.

Approximate cost

  • $1,326 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the applicant provides a Criminal Records Check
  • the premises complies with restricted location, zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • the premises has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance
  • the licences are non-transferable

This information is provided for reference only please refer to the Business Licensing By-law for the legal requirements

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Limousine service licence

A Limousine Service Licence is required for a business providing pre-arranged passenger ground transportation services utilizing limousines.

A new auxiliary service category has also been created to permit specialty services such as senior assistance services and responsible-choice services to help prevent drinking and driving

Approximate cost

  • The Licensing fee for a Limousine Service operator is $941.00. Operator licences expire annually on August 31.
  • For each vehicle registered, the licensee must pay $545.00. Vehicle licences expire annually on August 31. This fee does not apply to auxiliary service vehicles.
  • For each temporary limousine registered, the licensee must pay $58.00. The expiry date will be indicated on the certificate.
  • The fee to transfer a license is $50.00.
  • The fee to change the name of the licensee is $50.00.
  • The fee to change the location of the licensee is $100.00.
  • The fee to register a replacement vehicle is $50.00.

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Mobile refreshment cart, mobile refreshment vehicle, mobile canteen & refreshment stand licence

A mobile refreshment cart licence is required for any hand-powered or pedal-powered vehicle from which refreshments may be cooked, carried or offered for sale to the general public. This includes ice cream and frozen milk products. A mobile refreshment vehicle licence is required for any motor vehicle or a trailer from which refreshments are cooked, carried or offered for sale to the general public. A mobile canteen licence is required for any motor vehicle from which food products and beverages that are prepared and cooked elsewhere are sold to individuals at their place of employment. A refreshment stand licence is required for any temporary structure from which refreshments are cooked, carried or offered for sale to the general public

Approximate cost

  • Cart: $240 to $611*
  • Vehicle: $242 to $3228* Rural Vehicle $172 to $521*
  • Canteen: $240 to $739*
  • Stand: $217 to $799*

*Fees vary according to the type of license

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances

Permit requirements

This summary is provided for reference only. Please refer to the Business Licensing By-law for the legal requirements

  • Private Property
    • Written authorization from the property owner granting permission to use the property for the purpose applied for
  • City roads and sidewalks
    • Valid Designated Space Permit in accordance with Designated Space By-law (#2007-478)
  • Other
    • Application form
    • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the operator of business
    • the location or premises where the business will operate complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements for the specific activities identified by the applicant
    • if the operator does not own the property or premises where the business will operate they have written authorization from the owner for its operation
    • full details of the vehicle, cart or stand to be used, including make, model, style and dimensions, equipment and the provision of photos
    • certificate of inspection by the Technical Standards and Safety Association (TSSA)as required
    • the vehicle, cart or stand complies with the fire code and has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
    • the business has $1 - $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance depending on category of license.

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Pet shop licence

A pet shop licence is required for a business that sells animals for use as pets.

Approximate cost

  • $166 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the premises where the business will operate complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • the applicant provides proof and results of inspection by the Ottawa Humane Society
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance 

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Private parking enforcement agency licence

A private parking enforcement agency licence is required for any business that provides parking enforcement services.

Approximate cost

  • $355.00

Approximate timeline

  • Varies based on criteria

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the applicant has provided the list of addresses of each property where its services are provided
  • the applicant provides the business address and contact information that is provided to the public should they wish to make inquiries about the agency
  • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance 

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Public garage licence

A public garage licence is required for any of the following auto related businesses:

  • car dealers
  • car rentals
  • car wash
  • gas station
  • auto repair shop
  • auto body shop

Approximate cost

  • $248 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the premises where the business will operate complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • the business has  $1 million Commercial General Liability insurance 

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Rickshaw owner and operator licences

A rickshaw owner licence is required for a business that provides rickshaw or pedicab services. A rickshaw operator licence is required for each person who operates a rickshaw or pedicab.

Approximate cost

  • Owner: $91 annually
  • Operator: $48 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Owner
    • Application form
    • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
    • has applicant has provided the name and address of the rickshaw operators engaged by the business
    • the business has  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance 
  • Operator
    • the applicant is 18 years of age and has a valid driver’s license

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Rooming house licence

A rooming house licence is required where a principal dwelling within the whole of a residential use building contains at least four (4) rooming units available to be occupied for compensation.

Approximate Cost

  • $240 to $580 annually*

*Fees vary based on the number of rooming units.

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks**

**Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the applicant provides a valid Police Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • the building complies with zoning, building code, fire code and property standards requirements
  • the applicant provides proof from the Chief Building Official confirming there are no outstanding orders related to building
  • the building has been approved by Ottawa Public Health
  • the applicant provides proof of  $2 million Commercial General Liability insurance
  • the applicant has provided the name and telephone number of the agent or superintendent for the rooming house

Who to contact

Business Licensing Centre – 613-580-2424 ext. 12735

Where to apply

Business Licensing Centre, 735 Industrial Ave.

Salvage yard licence

A salvage yard licence is required for any establishment where salvaged articles are stored. This includes derelict, discarded, abandoned or inoperable motor vehicles and parts. It also includes: junk yards, scrap yards and automobile wrecking yards.

Approximate cost

  • $218 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks*

*Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the property and any buildings comply with zoning, building code and property standards requirements
  • the applicant provides proof from the Fire Chief that that the property is suitable for a salvage yard and complies with the fire code
  • the applicant provides proof of  $1 million Commercial General Liability insurance 

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Second hand goods shop licence

A second hand goods shop licence is required for businesses offering used goods for sale.

Approximate cost

  • $218 annually

Approximate timeline

  • 3 weeks **Timelines are approximate and may be longer due to unforeseen circumstances.

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the owner of the business
  • the premises comply with zoning, building code and property standards requirements

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Snow plow contractor licence

A snow plow contractor licence is required for any business that plows or removes snow from a private property with a snow plow. 

Approximate cost

  • $325 annually
  • $26 per vehicle

Approximate timeline

  • Usually issued on intake

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the operator of business
  • the business has an address that is accessible for the general public to attend
  • the applicant has provided proof of good repair and full details of each snow plow to be used including make, model, year and Motor Vehicle Plate Number and for vehicles without plates the Vehicle Identification Number
  • the applicant has filed proof of insurance for each snow plow to be used in the business of $1 million of Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance and the business has $1 million Commercial General Liability insurance 

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre 

List of licensed snow plow contractors

Updated as of December 18th, 2016 

  • 1550994 ONTARIO INC.
  • 1634139 ONTARIO LTD.
  • 1881077 ONTARIO INC.
  • 360 LANDSCAPING (OTTAWA) INC.
  • A. QUALITY ROOFING
  • A. WINTERGREEN LANDSCAPING
  • A.C.J CONTRACTING
  • A & B PAVING
  • ADAM KITTLE ENTERPRISES LTD.
  • ADVANCED LANDSCAPING
  • ALAN'S PLOWING
  • ALL CONSTRUCTIONS PRO INC
  • ALLAN MCCOY CONTRACTING INC.
  • AL'SEASONS
  • ALWAYS GROWING INC.
  • AMISCO MAINTENANCE
  • ANDRE TAILLEFER LTD.
  • ANDY'S HOME RENOVATIONS
  • APPLESEED NEPEAN NORTH
  • APPLESEED SNOWBLOWING SERVICE
  • APPLESEED WEST END
  • AUER GENERAL RENOVATION & LAN*
  • AW VAUGHN MAINTENANCE
  • B & C LANDSCAPING LTD.
  • B & M SERVICES & SONS
  • B.C LANDSCAPING
  • B CROSKERY CARTAGE LTD.
  • B.G. GORHAM CONSTRUCTION INC
  • BAUER'S LANDSCAPE & GARDEN MAINTENANCE
  • BCC CORP.
  • BEAUCHAMP BUIDLING AND PROPERTY
  • BEN’S SNOWBLOWING
  • BERGERON CONSTRUCTION 2010 INC.
  • BERNWOOD CONTRACTORS & CONSULTANTS INC.
  • BETTER LANDSCAPING
  • BILODEAU EXCAVATION
  • BKO
  • BLACKFOREST CONTRACTOR INC.
  • BLAKE INTERPRISES INC.
  • BLOOMING GARDENS
  • BLUE TEAL CONSTRUCTION LIMITED
  • BLUEGRASS LANDSCAPING
  • BPM INC.
  • BRAD QUINN
  • BRAD SNOW BLOWING
  • BRADEN CONSTRUCTION
  • BRENNING CONSTRUCTION (1986) LTD.
  • BRITE NIGHTS INC.
  • BROWN & ASSOCIATES
  • BRYAN LANCE
  • BUDD GARDENS
  • BURNS LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
  • C.M. CALLOW INC.
  • C.M. & COMPANY INC.
  • CAMMIDGE BOBCAT SERVICES
  • CAPITAL S.L.C. INC
  • CARE FREE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • CARLSBAD PAVING
  • CECIL BUTLER FARMS LTD.
  • CEDAR SPRINGS LANDSCAPE GROUP
  • CENTENNIAL CONSTRUCTION ROCKLAND LTEE/LTD
  • CENTRETOWN ROAD SERVICE
  • CHRIS SMITH CANADA COURT
  • CITY SCAPE
  • CLASSIC INTERLOCK INC.
  • CLEAN CUT LAWN & LOT MAINTENANCE
  • CLINTAR LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
  • CN PLOWING
  • COMPASS GROUP CANADA
  • CROSS CONSTRUCTION AND SNOW REMOVAL
  • CREEKSIDE
  • CRICKET CARTAGE & CONSTRUCTION INC.
  • CTM SWEEPING & SNOW REMOVAL
  • D & M TILT’N LOAD INC.
  • D & R MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS
  • D&G LANDSCAPING INC
  • D.B. SPARLING CARTAGE LTD
  • D.J. HOWELL
  • DALE & CO SNOWBLOWING SERVICES
  • DANIEL MARIER
  • DANIELS LANDSCAPING
  • DARCY GAUDREAU
  • DAVE PLOWING
  • DEANRYAN ENTERPRISES INC.
  • DEI GLORIAM PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • DENIS LADOUCEUR ESCAVATION LTD
  • DENIS LEMIEUX
  • DEN'S ROOFING
  • DGC MAINTENANCE
  • DGM LANDSCAPING
  • DIAMOND EXCAVATING
  • DIG WE DO LTD.
  • DOUBLE A LANDSCAPING
  • DOUBLE C FARM
  • DOUGLAS DORION
  • DOWN TO EARTH LANDSCAPING
  • DTW SNOW AND LAWN CARE
  • DUFRESNE PILING CO
  • DUNRIGHT
  • DUPLAN ENTERPRIZES
  • DURA-PAVE SNOW ONE
  • E.C CARRUTHERS & SONS LTD
  • E.N.S RENOVATIONS INC.
  • EAST OTTAWA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • EASTWAY CONTRACTING INC.
  • ENTRETIEN DE PELOUSE LAFONTAINE
  • EXACT INTERLOCK LTD
  • EXEL CONTRACTING INC.
  • EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS
  • F.M. INTERLOCK INC.
  • FORTIN LANDSCAPING INC
  • FOUR SEASONS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • FRANICK ROAD SERVICE INC.
  • FRASER WILSON INCORPORATED
  • G. DUPUIS PAVING AND INTERLOCK INC.
  • G. SAUMUR MAINTENANCE INC.
  • GARDEN CREATIONS
  • GEMMA PROPERTY SERVICES INC.
  • GEORGE W. DRUMMOND LTD.
  • GERVAIS PLOWING
  • GILLES ST-PIERRE
  • GMG GENERAL CONTRACTING
  • GO GREEN LAWN CARE
  • GRACE ROOFING
  • GRASSMASTERS
  • GREELY SAND & GRAVEL
  • GREEN ACRES LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
  • GREEN SEASON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
  • GREEN WORKS CONTRACTING INC.
  • GREENSTAR LANDSCAPING INC
  • GREY MATTER LANDSCAPING
  • GRG MAINTENANCE
  • GRO, MO & SNO INC.
  • GROUND CONTROL
  • GROUNDS WORK PROPERTY SERVICES LTD.
  • GUY COURCHESNE EXCAVATION LTD.
  • GUY ROBERT LANDSCAPING DESIGN
  • H & B CONTRACTING
  • H&E CONTRACTING
  • H. HARPER ENTERPRISES
  • HABITAT ENVIROSCAPING & P.M.
  • HANSEN LAWN & GARDENS
  • HARMONY GARDENS LANDSCAPING
  • HENRI JUNEAU EXCAVATING LTD.
  • HENRY BENOIT EQUIPMENT RENTALS
  • HICKORY DICKORY DECKS
  • HOME N’ PLUS CONTRACTING INC.
  • IMPRESSIONS GROUP
  • IRENE STRACUZZA
  • J & M HARVEY PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • J&S SNOWPLOWING
  • J. BENSON CARTAGE INC
  • J. PHILIP YOUNG ENTERPRISES LTD.
  • J.A.T. LAWN MAINT. & SNOW PLOWING
  • J.R.SNOW
  • JACK EQUIPMENT INC.
  • JACQUES BEDARD EXCAVATION LIMITED
  • JAN'S LAWN CARE & SNOW REMOVAL
  • JARA SERVICES
  • JASON’S LANDSCAPING & SNOWPLOWING
  • JC ENTERPRISES
  • JCB TRUCKING LTD
  • JEAN MARVEL FILION & SONS INC.
  • JEAN-CLAUDE LEVESQUE CARTAGE
  • JEROME LANDSCAPING
  • JOHN CUNDELL
  • JOHN DIMUZIO
  • JSF SNOW BLOWING
  • K. LEDUC PROPERTY SERVICES
  • KANATA LANDSCAPING INC.
  • KARSON KARTAGE & KONSTRUCTION
  • KELLY'S LAWN MAINTENANCE
  • KERWIN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE INC.
  • KEVIN BROOKS LANDSCAPING SERVICES
  • KEVIN HANNA THE SNOW MAN
  • KEVIN LYONS
  • KLUKE’S ROOFING
  • KODIAK SNOW BLOWING INC.
  • KYOZ SNOW PLOWING & SERVICES
  • L G PRO
  • LAND’N SCAPE INC.
  • LANDSTORM CONTRACTING LTD
  • LANDTECH INC
  • LAURENT LEBLANC LIMITED
  • LAWNCARE
  • LAWNSCAPE
  • LB CLEANING
  • LEESIDE SNOWBLOWING
  • LENCO SNOW PLOWING
  • LEO LANDSCAPING
  • LES ENTREPRISES PREBBEL
  • LIFE LONG LANDSCAPING
  • LINDSAY LANDSCAPE ENTERPRISES INC.
  • LOCAL PAVING & CONSTRUCTION INC.
  • M & M YARD SERVICES LTD.
  • M. BRAY CONSTRUCTION
  • M. DAVIS LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN
  • M. RON PROPERTY MAINTENACE
  • M.A.G. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • MACPLOW
  • MALLETTE LANDSCAPING INC.
  • MARC GAUTHIER
  • MARIO OUELETTE
  • MARSTEN EQUIPMENT RENTALS
  • MASK LANDSCAPING
  • MAURICE YELLE SNOW REMOVAL LTD.
  • MCCADDEN LANDSCAPING
  • MCD CONTRACTING INC
  • MEAGHER SNOWPLOWING
  • METRO SNOW AND ICE MANAGEMENT
  • METRO WELLINGTON
  • MILLENIUM ROOFING INC.
  • MILNER & SONS EXCAVATING
  • MOOSE CONTRACTING
  • MOOSE & SONS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • MOUNTAINVIEW TURF FARM LTD.
  • MUNRO & SCULLION CONTRACTING INC.
  • N.S. RIVINGTON CARTAGE LTD
  • NELSON GENERAL CONTRACTOR INC.
  • NEUWIRTH LANDSCAPING
  • NEVEREST
  • NICASH MAINTENANCE
  • NO LIMITS MAINTENANCE & SNOWPLOWING
  • NOEL’S SNOW PLOWING
  • NYKOLA LACROIX
  • ODIE'S LANDSCAPE & SNOW REMOVAL
  • ORLEANS STONEWORKS
  • OTTAWA GRASS CUTTING COMPANY
  • OTTAWA D-SQUARED CONSTRUCTION
  • OTTAWA INTERLOCK
  • OTTAWA RESIDENTIAL CONSULTANTS
  • PARAMOUNT LANDSCAPING & NURSERY
  • PARKWAY LANDSCAPING
  • PEARTREE PROPERTY SERVICES INC
  • PELOSO CONSTRUCTION
  • PELOSO LANDSCAPING
  • PENTAGON GROUP
  • PETER SMIT & SONS INC.
  • PGR EQUIPMENT REPAIRS
  • PICTURE PERFECT LANDSCAPING
  • PIERCE HILL FARMS
  • PRECISION SNOW REMOVAL
  • PREMIER PROPERTY SERVICES INC.
  • PRIDE LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
  • PRIMROSE CARTAGE & EXCAVATING LTD.
  • PRO PAVINGSTONE INC
  • PRODIGY PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • PRO-TEK
  • PROULX LAWN & SHRUB CARE
  • PUSH TO SHOVE INC.
  • QUEEN'S PROPERTY SERVICES
  • R. POMERLEAU LTD.
  • R.S. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
  • R.W. FOSTER
  • RABB CONSTRUCTION
  • RAINBOW ASSOCIATES
  • RAY ST-LOUIS INC.
  • RAYMOND AND SAM SNOWPLOWING AND
  • RAZ SNOW REMOVAL
  • RED’S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
  • REMAI LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN
  • ROBERT BISSON
  • ROBERT D. MUNRO
  • ROBERT MITCHELL
  • ROCKCLIFFE LANDSCAPING INC
  • RON DEAVY CONSTRUCTION LTD.
  • RUPPERT SNOW ADVENTURES INC.
  • RYAN KELLY
  • S & M CONTRACTORS
  • SAM DAGG
  • SAMARN SON
  • SARASFIELD PLOWING AND LANDSCAPING
  • SAUVE CARPENTRY
  • SCHELL SNOWPLOWING
  • SEBASTIEN ST-LOUIS EXCAVATION
  • SERENE LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATIONS
  • SKYHIGH ROOFING & SIDING
  • SMILIES HOME SERVICES
  • SNOW FORCE PLOWING
  • SNOW LAWN MAINTENANCE
  • SNOW N’ GROW
  • SNOW-CARE WORKS
  • SOUTHPAW PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LTD.
  • SPEEDY SNOW BLOWING SERVICE
  • STEVE BARRIE EQUIPMENT
  • STONE MASTERS LANDSCAPING
  • STONEHURST ASSOCIATED LTD.
  • STONEWOOD LANDSCAPING
  • STORM CHASER
  • STRATHMAR TRENCHING LTD.
  • SUB-ZERO SNOWPLOWING
  • SUMMIT PLOWING INC.
  • SUNSHINE SNOW SERVICE
  • SYNLAWN HOLDING (OTTAWA) INC
  • T.Q LANDSCAPES INC.
  • TALL ORDER LAWN & SNOW
  • TAYLOR CONTRACTING
  • TAZCO EQUIPMENT RENTALS CO LTD.
  • THE BETTER LOOK SERVICE
  • THE GARDENER
  • THE PATCH AND SEAL TEAM
  • THE SQUIRES LAWN AND GARDEN
  • THUNDERBOLT CONTRACTING INC.
  • TLC MAINTENANCE
  • TOP HAT BLACK COAT
  • TRILLUM LAWN AND SNOW
  • TRUELOCK INTERLOCK INC.
  • TULLY MULTI SERVICE
  • TWINBROS CO
  • UGC SERVICES
  • ULTIMATE SITE SERVICES
  • UTOPIA LANDSCAPING
  • V.PROVOST CONSTRUCTION INC.
  • VINTAGE PAVING INC.
  • VIVID CONTRACTING
  • VRTUCAR
  • WESTEND SNOWORKS
  • WILD RIDGE LANDSCAPES INC.
  • WILLIAM MAKINSON
  • WILLIAMS LANDSCAPING
  • WORRY FREE SNOW BLOWING
  • YANIC DUFRESNE EXCAVATION
  • YARDS UNLIMITED LANDSCAPING INC.
  • YATES EXTERIOR SERVICES INC
  • YEHIA EL AYOUBI
  • YOUR HOME INVESTMENT
  • YOUR WAY SNOW AND  LAWN INC.
  • ZAGROS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
  • ZAHALAN EXCAVATION
  • ZORYK'S PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Temporary sign lessor licence

A temporary sign lessor permit is required for any business leasing temporary signs.

Approximate cost

  • $439 annually

Approximate timeline

  • Usually issued on intake

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the operator of business
  • the business has $1 million Commercial General Liability insurance

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Tobacco vendor licence

A tobacco vendor licence is required for any business selling tobacco products.

Approximate cost

  • $877 annually

Approximate timeline

  • Usually issued on intake

Permit requirements

  • Application form
  • the applicant is 18 years of age and is the operator of business
  • the applicant has provided proof that the premises is permitted to sell or offer tobacco for sale pursuant to the Tobacco Control Act

Who to contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre