Police record checks can take five to eight weeks to complete. Apply for these checks well in advance of a licence expiring or before attending the office for a first time licence application.
Learn about enforcement activity, including number of inspections and charges
Niagara Region licences, regulates and governs various businesses and occupations.
All licence applications are processed online. If you have difficulty uploading documents or completing the online application, contact our office.
To report an incident, file a complaint, make an enquiry or for general information, contact the Business Licensing department:
905-980-6000 ext. 6380
Email Business Licensing
Due to COVID-19, the business licensing office is closed to the public.
Services are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone and email only.