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Municipal Business Licensing

While not all types of businesses require municipal licensing, many do. For more information, or to find out if your business requires a municipal business license, contact:

Chatham-Kent Building Development Services, Civic Centre
315 King Street West
Chatham ON N7M 5K8
Telephone: 519-360-1998

Municipal Zoning

It is important that all new business consult with the municipal zoning office to determine whether a particular business is allowed to operate from a chosen location, especially if you plan to operate your business out of your home. For more information, contact:

Chatham-Kent Zoning Department, Civic Centre
315 King Street West
Chatham ON N7M 5K8
Telephone: 519-360-1998

Occupational Licensing

A number of businesses may also have additional occupational licensing requirements. It is important that you find out whether or not your chosen industry has these types of regulations before you begin.

The Ontario Occupational Licensing Gateway provides one-window, online access to information and forms related to occupational/business licences. You may find this information on Service Ontario’s website.