Business Licences

Municipal Business Licences

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 Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Consolidated Business and other By-laws provide detailed information on the rules and regulations for each licenced business located in Chatham-Kent.

Municipal Licensing Information: 

A downloadable Business Licensing Guide  has been created to answer general questions about municipal business licensing, including which businesses need a licence, required documentation at application, as well as the current fee for each licence type. 

Information for how to obtain or renew a licence is available in the guide, you can also speak with someone in the Licensing department located at the Municipal Civic Centre during regular business hours. 

Starting a Business: 

Starting a business can be an overwhelming process. The friendly staff at Economic Development Services can assist you through this process by providing confidential and free assistance to your business. 

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