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Are you opening a new business in Brantford? Moving an existing business to a new location? You can now apply for a new business licence online! 

Under Chapter 326 – General Provisions Issue of Licences, a variety of businesses require municipal business licences. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with municipal licensing requirements; your business may require a licence. For further clarification or any licensing related inquiries, please contact the Clerk’s Licensing Team at or (519) 759-4150 ext. 5871.

If you are looking to obtain a Taxicab Driver, Adult Entertainer or Temporary Sales/Pedlar licence, please contact the Licensing Team for further information.

You will receive a confirmation email once the application has been submitted. Please allow one (1) week for review, at that time, the Licensing Team will get in touch with you regarding next steps.

To begin the licensing process, please select a Licensing category below

Please select from this list to determine which business licence you require?

Personal information, as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), is collected and authorized under Section 10(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to process your business licence and contact you with any pertinent information related to your business. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Supervisor of Elections, Licensing, and Administrative Services at 58 Dalhousie, Brantford Ontario, N3T 2J0, or at 519-759-4150 or