Niagara Region will not accept Safety Standard Certificates from MK Auto or Adam Kay.
Due to a fraud investigation, we will not accept Safety Standard Certificates purchased online from Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace unless a licensed mechanic has inspected the vehicle.
Police record checks
Background checks can take five to eight weeks. Apply before a licence expires or when applying for a first time business licence.
Licensing requirement and fees for owners, operators and adult entertainers
Body rub parlours
Licensing requirements and fees for body rub parlour owners, operators and attendants
Salvage yards and shops
Licensing requirements and fees for salvage shop businesses and yards
Second-hand shops and dealers
Licensing requirements and fees for second-hand shops and dealers
Licensing requirements and fees for taxi brokers, drivers and vehicles
Licensing requirements and fees for tow truck businesses, drivers and vehicles
Transportation network companies
Licensing requirements and fees for transportation network companies, such as rideshares
Vehicles for hire
Licensing and fee requirements for shuttle, speciality, caleche and sightseeing vehicles
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
Services are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by phone and email only.
All licence applications and fee payments are processed online. If you're having difficulty uploading documents or completing the online application, contact our office.
Inspection and enforcement
Learn about enforcement activity during COVID-19, including number of inspections and charges.