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About Business Licencing

Business Licenses are issued by the Customer Service, 1st Floor, City Hall.  The Business Licence Categories and Fees page provides a complete listing of the fees.  Cash, cheque, credit card, and debit are accepted. 

Applying for a Business Licence:

  • If you are applying for a Business Licence, please download and complete the relevant Business Licence Application Form

  • All initial Business Licence Applications require the signature of the City of Sarnia Planning and Building Department, the City of Sarnia Fire Department and the County of Lambton Community Health Services Department.

  • Prior to making application, please contact the Planning Department at 519-332-0330 extension 3344 or visit their office at City Hall, 3rd Floor, to ensure that your proposed business complies with the City of Sarnia Zoning By-Law Regulations.

  • The Fire Department may be required to inspect your premises prior to obtaining your City of Sarnia Business Licence.  Please contact a Fire Inspector at 519-332-0330 extension 4304.

  • The County of Lambton Community Health Services Department may be required to inspect your premises prior to obtaining your licence.  Please contact them at 519-383-8331.

  • Upon receipt of all necessary approvals, the Business Licence will be issued to you.

Additional information can be found in the Business Licencing By-Law.  For further inquiries, please contact Customer Service at 519-332-0330 extension 3350 or e-mail customerservice@sarnia.ca

This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 3:13 PM

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