Renewing a Licence?

You can renew your licence online by clicking on the link below.

2022 Renewal link: Click Here

Renew Business License Link

Covid-19 Business Licence Extension from Council:
On March 22, 2021 Sarnia City Council approved to support local businesses through the pandemic. Businesses licensed in 2021 will have the expiry extended from December 31, 2021 until December 31, 2022. The business license will remain conditional upon successful completion of application requirements.

Business License & Fees

Business LicenseRenewal Application/ Payment
Adult Live Entertainment Parlour *$350
Adult Video Store$165
Body Piercing/Scarring/Tattoo Parlour$135 Online Application & Payment
Body-Rub Parlour – Owner/Operator *$500  
Body-Rub Parlour – Attendant *$150
Circus or Midway$460
Dog Kennel/Commercial Cattery$150 Online Application & Payment
Eating Establishment$130 Online Application & Payment
Master Plumber$60 Online Application & Payment
Pawn Broker$195
Payday Loan$195 Online Application & Payment
Pet Shops$135
Public Hall$160 Online Application & Payment
Refreshment Vehicle – City Parks$360
Refreshment Vehicle – Non-Motorized$250
Refreshment Vehicle – Other (Private Property)$460
Rooming and Boarding House$170
Salesperson Resident 
  Yearly$510 New / Renewal
  Seasonal – 3 Months$310 New / Renewal
  Daily – 3 Consecutive Days$160 New / Renewal
Salesperson Non-Resident 
  Yearly$1,210 New / Renewal
  Seasonal – 2 Months$550 New / Renewal
  Seasonal – 3 Months$810 New / Renewal
  Daily – 3 Consecutive Days$510 New / Renewal
Salvage Yard/Second Hand Shop$200 Online Application & Payment
Short-Term Accommodations**
*STA By-Law
$195 Online Application & Payment

Late Fees

After March 31st $35.00
After August 1st $100.00

Business Licence Directory

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More Information

City of Sarnia
Attn: Business Licensing
255 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2
For more details on business licensing call us at 519-332-0330 Ext 3350 or email