Public Health for New Businesses

If you're planning to open a new business in Niagara, we have the resources to help.

Our goal is to inform new business owners about:

  • Services Niagara Region offers
  • Education and consultation
  • Guidance on meeting Public Health standards

Consult with us Before Opening your Business

We can save you time and money not having to correct improper licensing procedures and / or pay for alterations to the structure of the facility after you have opened for business.

If you plan to open any of the following establishments, request a consultation before you get started.

  • Child care
  • Food and beverage, such as restaurants, bars, cafés
  • Small drinking water systems
  • Water, such as pools and spas
  • Accessories

If you're unsure or your business does not appear on the list above, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7590 (1-888-505-6074) and we'll direct you to the correct contact.

Request a Consultation

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Business Information


Business Location

* Location setting

* Water supply


Operation Information

* Operation type

* Business type



Owner Information

Personal Information and Privacy

Any personal information or personal health information submitted in writing will be collected, used and disclosed by members of Regional Council and Regional staff in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or the Personal Health Information Protection Act, where applicable.

Any information you share will be used only for the intended purpose for which it was provided. If you have any questions, email our Access and Privacy Office or call 905-980-6000 ext. 3779.

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