Application Requirements for Business, Trades and Professions

How to apply for an Auctioneer licence

In Toronto, a person who sells items by public auction is required to obtain an Auctioneer licence.

How to apply

Applicants must apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office with the following:

What you need to apply 

Who can apply Individuals.
How to apply

Applicants can apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office at East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell, 3rd floor.

Application fee  $390.18 
 
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Identification 

Two pieces of government-issued identification, including:

  1. proof of work status, such as a Canadian Passport or Citizenship Card, Permanent Resident Card, Work Permit, Canadian Birth Certificate; and
  2. a valid photo ID such as a Driver's Licence, Photo Identification Card, Canadian Passport.


Note that Health Cards are not accepted.

Criminal reference checks   Applicants must provide a criminal reference check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.  Learn more here.
* If the licence or permit is granted, licensees and/or permit holders will be required to pay an annual renewal fee, listed in the Fees table. 

For complete application and operating requirements, visit Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing.

Applicants are subject to the Business Licensing Thresholds in Appendix K.