Due to COVID19, new business licence applications for are being accepted digitally by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed for zoning compliance, however, only locations that are deemed essential by the Province will have inspections conducted. New applications for food premises will have their application fee deferred three months from the date of the issuance of the licence.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
The main goal of any municipal business licence is to protect the health and safety of the public who use the service. It also helps ensure consistency for business owners and customers. The City of London’s Business Licensing and other By-laws provide the rules and regulations for each licensed business.
Municipal Licensing Information:
A downloadable Business Licensing Guide has been created to answer general questions about municipal business licencing, including which businesses need a licence.
Information for how to obtain or renew a business licence is available below. You can also speak with someone in the Business Hub on the 7th floor of City Hall during regular business hours to get information and application materials.
Starting a Business:
Information about starting a business in London, Ontario, if available from the Service London Business website. There you will be given helpful tips for Planning, Launching, or Growing a Business in London, and get links to some of local partner organizations who can help.
Master Business Licence (Provincial):
If you are looking for information about registering your business in Ontario and getting your "Master Business Licence", visit the Service Ontario website. A Master Business Licence, or Articles of Incorporation, are required before you apply for your Municipal Business Licence.