Renewing a Licence?

Business License & Fees

Business LicenseRenewal Application/ Payment
Adult Live Entertainment Parlour *$372 Application
Adult Video Store$175.25
Body Piercing/Scarring/Tattoo Parlour$143.50 Online Application & Payment
Body-Rub Parlour – Owner/Operator *$531.25
Body-Rub Parlour – Attendant *$159.50
Dog Kennel/Commercial Cattery$160 Online Application & Payment
Eating Establishment$138.25 Online Application & Payment
Master Plumber$63.75 Online Application & Payment
**Food Truck – City Parks $382.50
**Food Truck – Non-Motorized $265.75
**Food Truck – Other (Private Property) $488.75
Pawn Broker$207.25
Payday Loan$207.27 Online Application & Payment
Pet Shops$143.50
Public Hall$170 Online Application & Payment
Rooming and Boarding House$180.75
Salvage Yard/Second Hand Shop$212.50 Online Application & Payment
Short-Term Accommodations**
*STA By-Law
$117 Online Payment
Vehicle for Hire (Taxi): Owner’s Licence
*Taxi By-Law 
$79.50 Application Form
Vehicle for Hire (Taxi): Driver’s Licence
*Taxi By-Law 
$32.00 Application Form

** The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) regulates Mobile Food Service Equipment (MFSE).
Learn more: Mobile Food Service Equipment (
Visit the TSSA website for information regarding Ontario Regulation 211/01 Propane Storage and Handling: Propane Risk Safety Management Plans (RSMPs) (

Late Fees

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

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