Licensing

Upcoming changes

Tow truck licensing

Please visit our Tow Truck licensing by-law page to find out more about this proposed by-law.

Other new licensing classes

If you are an arborist or own a tree or arboricultural company you will be required to obtain a licence for 2018 for any work in Oakville. For more information please visit the Arborist Licensing By-law page.

Do you rent rent out a room in your home? Visit the short term accommodation licensing page to find out more information on the licensing changes that will take effect on November 1, 2018.

Salon

Salon

Business licences

Planning to open a business or conduct business in Oakville? Be sure to check if you require a business licence. Trades, personal service establishments, taxicabs, and refreshment vehicles are just a few examples of businesses that require a licence.

Business licences
Wine bottles

Wine bottles

Liquor licences

Are you planning to sell alcohol or hold an event that will serve alcohol? The Clerk's department assists with obtaining a liquor sales licence or changing an existing licence, requesting a special occasion permit, or obtaining a temporary liquor licence extension.

Liquor licences
Bingo

Bingo

Lottery licences

Did you know that only not-for-profit or charitable organizations are permitted to hold a raffle or bingo event ? A licence may be obtained from the Clerk's department in accordance with provincial legislation.

Lottery licences
Rings

Rings

Marriage licences

Did you know that a marriage licence is required to get married in Ontario? A marriage licence may be obtained in person from the Clerk’s department with appropriate identification, documentation, and payment.

Marriage licences