A Pawn Shop is described as any place where the Business of a Pawnbroker is carried on.

Pawnbroker is described as a Person who carries on the Business of taking by way of pawn or pledge any article for the repayment of money lent thereon.

Application Requirements:

  • Zoning approval from the Chatham-Kent Building Department

  • Police clearances for applicants, current employees and new employees

  • A copy of the Master Business Licence (via Service Ontario)

Licence Requirements:

  • Every applicant shall provide a Letter of Credit or cash security deposit in the amount of $2000 and must be valid for the duration of the licence

Licence Details:

  • Licence Type: Pawn Shop

  • Initial Fee: $381

  • Renewal Fee: $114

  • Expiry Date: End of the month plus one year from date of issuance 

Licence issuance is subject to inspection approvals and completed application requirements. 

For further requirement details, please refer to the Consolidated Business Licensing Bylaw available in the downloads section.