How do I apply for a business licence?
Online: Download and complete the relevant Business Licence Application Form found in the chart below.
In person: Drop off or email completed form to email@example.com.
By mail: Mail the completed form, along with all required documentation and payment to
City of Sarnia
Attn: Business Licensing
255 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON N7T 7N7
For more details on business licensing call us at 519-332-0330 Ext 3350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business License & Fees
|Business License||New Application/ Payment|
|Adult Live Entertainment Parlour *||See By-Law|
|Adult Video Store||$350.90|
|Body Piercing/Scarring/Tattoo Parlour||$325.90 Online Application & Payment|
|Body-Rub Parlour – Owner/Operator *||$620.90|
|Body-Rub Parlour – Attendant *||$150|
|Circus or Midway||$580.90|
|Dog Kennel/Commercial Cattery||$520.90 Online Application & Payment|
|Eating Establishment||$315.90 Online Application & Payment|
|Master Plumber||$100 Online Application & Payment|
|Payday Loan||$365.90 Online Application & Payment|
|Public Hall||$365.90 Online Application & Payment|
|Refreshment Vehicle – City Parks||$480.90|
|Refreshment Vehicle – Non-Motorized||$370.90|
|Refreshment Vehicle – Other (Private Property)||$580.90|
|Rooming and Boarding House||$355.90|
|Yearly||$510 New / Renewal|
|Seasonal – 3 Months||$310 New / Renewal|
|Daily – 3 Consecutive Days||$160 New / Renewal|
|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||$320.90 Online Application & Payment|
|$245 Online Application & Payment|
|After March 31st||$35.00|
|After August 1st||$100.00|
Proof of compliance with the Fire Code, as determined by the Sarnia Fire Chief, is required for all new Business Licence Applications as per By-law#128 of 2017. To ensure your establishment is ready for your inspection, please review the following checklist. Click here to download a PDF of the checklist.
Business Licence Directory
To find out more about why we licence each category please view our Business Licence By-Law. If you notice a […]