Tow Truck Owner and Driver

As per Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing, persons who own or operate tow trucks are required to be licensed.

How to apply

Applicants must apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office. To apply, applicants must pay the appropriate application fee.

What you need to apply

In addition to the general application requirements outlined here, other requirements include:

  • A provincial driver's licence authorizing operation of a tow truck.
  • Owners must provide a Certified copy of proof of insurance policies, including a minimum of $100,000 comprehensive general liability insurance and $50, 000 cargo liability insurance.


 For complete application and operating requirements, please visit Chapter 545, Licensing.  In addition, applicants must also satisfy the Business Licensing Thresholds in Appendix K.

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