If you are applying for a Business Licence, complete the business licence application form. You can mail or drop it off at City Hall. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and until 6pm on Tuesdays.
This documentprovides a list of all the business licence categories and the required documentation that is to be provided when submitting your new application.
A Business Licence Application is valid for 90 days. It is suggested that you complete your application no more than 90 days prior to the scheduled opening of your business. Please ensure that you can comply with all regulations and conditions within the 90 day period.
Prior to making application, please contact the Zoning Division (519 930-3510, City Hall 7th floor) to ensure that your proposed business complies with our zoning regulations.
The Building Division (519 661-4555, City Hall 7th floor) requires that you obtain a Building Permit for any new construction, renovations, plumbing or for a change of use of the property. Please check with the Building Division if you have any questions about building permits requirements. Please note that business licence applications will not be issued until all the requirements of the Building Division are met.
If an Inspection is required by the Fire Department for the type of business that you are planning to operate (consult with the Licensing Office first), please contact Fire Services located at Central Fire Hall, 400 Horton Street or call 519 661-2500 x 4565.
The Middlesex-London Health Unit may be required to inspect your premise prior to obtaining your City of London Business Licence. Please contact the Middlesex London Health Unit at 50 King Street or 519 663-5317.
Upon receipt of all the necessary approvals, the Business Licence will be mailed to you. In the event that an approval is not received from various departments or agencies, you will be advised accordingly. Please note that licensing application fees are non-refundable.