Fees

Business, Trades and Professions Licence and Permit Fees

Some businesses and activities require a City of Toronto licence or permit. This page contains costs for the licences and permits which are issued by the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division as of February 15th, 2017.

Where an application has a course or exam requirement, the course/exam fee is listed (inclusive of HST).

Learn how to apply for a business or trades licence or permit.

Business, Trades & Professions Licences

Code Category Name Total Application Fee (includes base fee and any additional fees) Renewal Fee
B31 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT CLUB ***** $13,187.62 $12,745.82
T31 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT CLUB DESIGNATED MANAGER $394.06 $277.50
T83 AUCTIONEER $390.18 $231.02
B36 BILLIARD HALL ***** $406.95 $234.91
B40 BOATS FOR HIRE $355.35 $233.62
B38 BODY RUB PARLOUR ***** $13,102.44 $12,660.62
T38 BODY RUBBER $394.06 $277.50
B39 BOWLING HOUSE $406.95 $234.91
T81 BUILDING CLEANER $390.18 $231.02
T85 BUILDING RENOVATOR

$452.95

($390.18 base fee + $62.77 exam fee)

$231.02
B43 CARNIVAL $406.95 $234.91
T86 CHIMNEY REPAIRMAN

$452.95

($390.18 base fee + $62.77 exam fee)

$231.02
B44 CIRCUS $406.95 $234.91
B90

CLOTHING DROP BOX OPERATOR

(See Drop Box Permit fee below)

$529.27 $223.50
V25 COLLECTOR OF SECOND HAND GOODS $605.29 $303.32
B77 COMMERCIAL PARKING LOT $410.84 $276.22
T87 DRAIN CONTRACTOR

$515.71

($390.18 base fee  + $125.53 exam fee)

$231.02
T88 DRAIN LAYER

$515.71

($390.18 base fee  + $125.53 exam fee)

$231.02
B20 DRIVE-SELF RENTAL OWNER $410.84 $276.22
T93 DRIVEWAY PAVING CONTRACTOR $390.18 $231.02
D11 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR (D) $388.92 $287.81
V11 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR (V) $444.06 $306.81
B12 DRIVING SCHOOL OPERATOR (B) $410.84 $276.22
V12 DRIVING SCHOOL OPERATOR (V) $444.06 $306.81
B71 EATING ESTABLISHMENT ***** $481.81 $290.41
T77 ENTERTAINER $394.06 $277.50
B97 ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENT/NIGHTCLUB ***** $468.37 $282.78
T23 HAWKER/PEDLAR ON FOOT $621.25 $303.32
V22 HAWKER/PEDLAR WITH MOTOR VEHICLE $1,153.83 $783.46
V23 HAWKER/PEDLAR WITH PUSH CART $1,153.83 $783.46
T91 HEATING CONTRACTOR $390.18 $231.02
B30 HOLISTIC CENTRE ***** $270.16 $148.42
T30 HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER $308.88 $192.30
T37 INSULATION INSTALLER $390.18 $231.02
B57 LAUNDRY

$355.35

$233.62
V04 LIMOUSINE OWNER

$1060.93

$682.18
B04 LIMOUSINE SERVICE COMPANY $402.78 $270.80
T96 MASTER HEATING INSTALLER $390.18 $231.02
T95 MASTER PLUMBER $390.18 $231.02
V15 MOTORIZED REFRESHMENT VEHICLE OWNER ****** $1,153.83 $767.50
V27 NON-MOTORIZED REFRESHMENT VEHICLE OWNER ****** $394.88 $276.22
B63 PAWN SHOP $621.25 $303.32
D18 PEDICAB DRIVER $388.92 $287.81
V17 PEDICAB OWNER $394.88 $276.22
T22 PEDLAR ASSISTANT $388.92 $287.81
B56 PERSONAL SERVICE SETTINGS (Body piercing, electrolysis, hair and nail salon and tattoo parlours) $355.35 $233.62
B64 PET SHOP $621.25 $303.32
B33 PLACE OF AMUSEMENT ***** $406.95 $234.91
T92 PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTOR $595.38 $393.66
T94 PLUMBING CONTRACTOR $390.18 $231.02
B62 PRECIOUS METAL SHOP $621.25 $303.32
B06 PRIVATE PARKING ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (PPEA) $410.84 $276.22
B02 PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (PTC) $20,000.00  
D29 PTC DRIVER $15 $15
B05 PTC TRIP $0.30  
B68 PUBLIC GARAGE ***** $410.84 $276.22
B70 PUBLIC HALL $406.95 $234.91
D13 REFRESHMENT VEHICLE DRIVER $388.92 $287.81
B50 RETAIL STORE (FOOD) $355.34 $234.91
D16 SCHOOL BUS DRIVER $388.92 $287.81
B72 SECOND HAND DEALER $621.25 $303.32
B75 SECOND HAND SALVAGE SHOP $621.25 $303.32
B74 SECOND HAND SALVAGE YARD $621.25 $303.32
B73 SECOND HAND SHOP $621.25 $303.32
B45 SMOKE SHOP $621.25 $303.32
B03 TAXICAB BROKER $392.73 $264.04
V02 TAXICAB OWNER (ACCESSIBLE) WAIVED WAIVED
V02 TAXICAB OWNER (Standard)

$0.00

$964.86
V00 TAXICAB OWNER (TTL)

WAIVED

WAIVED
B37 TEMPORARY SIGN PROVIDER $355.35 $233.62
B61 THEATRE $406.95 $234.91
D09 TOW TRUCK DRIVER $388.92 $287.81
V10 TOW TRUCK OWNER $1,153.83 $767.50
T27 TRANSIENT TRADER $621.25 $303.32
D01 VEHICLE-FOR-HIRE DRIVER (TAXICAB AND LIMOUSINE) $130.00 $130.00

Permits

Street Vending Permits

These fees apply to street vending permits issued after May 15, 2014. HST not included.

Code Permit Permit Fee
R53 Sidewalk Vending Permit

$351.96 plus additional fees depending on where the vendor would like to operate:

  • Minor Arterial Roads permit: $2,669.39
  • Major Arterial Roads permit: $4,907.65
R54 Food Truck Vending Permit Six-month permit:$2,717.47
Nine-month permit: $4,076.22
One-year permit: $5,434.95
R56 Ice Cream Vending Permit Six-month permit:$281.67
Nine-month permit: $422.52
One-year permit: $563.37

Curblane Vending Permits

These fees apply to permits issued prior to May 15, 2014; new curblane vending permits will no longer be issued.

Location Type of Vending Permit Fee
Former City Streets Ice Cream & Flowers $4,608.91
Food & Non-Food $6,268.17
Former Metro Roads Ice Cream & Flowers $4,112.54
Food & Non-Food $8,225.04

Other Permits

 HST not included.

Code Permit Permit Fee
P21 TAXICAB ADVERTISING $544.55
P61 TEMPORARY SIGN - A-FRAME $119.26
P62 TEMPORARY SIGN - MOBILE $156.92
P63 TEMPORARY SIGN - NEW DEVELOPMENT $251.06
P75 RIGHT OF ENTRY (LOW IMPACT) $307.77
P76 RIGHT OF ENTRY (HIGH IMPACT) $1,130.74
P80 FIREWORKS - PERMANENT $2,777.83
P85 FIREWORKS - TEMPORARY (UNDER 25 KG) $555.56
P86 FIREWORKS - TEMPORARY (OVER 25 KG) $833.35
P87 FIREWORKS - TEMPORARY LEASE $1,666.70
P88 FIREWORKS - TEMPORARY MOBILE $1,666.70
P90

CLOTHING DROP BOX LOCATION PERMIT

(See Clothing Drop Box Operator licence B90 fee above.)

 $109.25
R40 BUSKER $44.07
R41 SIDEWALK (CHALK) ARTIST $44.07
R57 BOULEVARD OUTDOOR CAFE - East York $62.77*
R57 BOULEVARD OUTDOOR CAFE - Former City of Toronto $275.47*
R59 BOULEVARD/ OUTDOOR MARKETING DISPLAY - East York $62.77*
R59 BOULEVARD/ OUTDOOR MARKETING DISPLAY - Former City of Toronto $91.73*

 Additional Fees for Approved Boulevard Cafe and Marketing Permits

Outdoor Cafés (Patios) Permit Fees - Per square meter (HST Included)

(Also called "boulevard" or "sidewalk cafes".)

Area & Rate Code 1 (Area 2 in the bylaw) $90.72
Area & Rate Code 2 (Area 1 in the bylaw) $45.35
Area & Rate Code 3 $22.69
East York Fee $24.69

Outdoor Marketing Display Permit Fees - Per square meter (HST Included)

(Also called "boulevard" or "sidewalk marketing".)

Area & Rate Code 1 (Area 2 in the bylaw) $103.17
Area & Rate Code 2 (Area 1 in the bylaw) $51.67
Area & Rate Code 3 $25.85
East York Fee $24.69

* An additional fee for the first year of the permit is required once the application has been approved. This fee is based on a variety of factors, depending on the permit type, and is charged each subsequent year as a renewal fee.

† Limo Primary course is only required for a Limousine Owner who drives.

** An additional security deposit based on the possible impact is required once the application has been reviewed and approved.

*** An additional security bond of $2,000 is required for Pawn Shop applications.

**** No new applications permitted for this category

***** New business applicants for the following licence categories are required to have a Preliminary Property Review (LPR), completed by the City's Building division. 


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