A Tourist/Trailer Camp is described as a parcel or portion thereof where two or more sites are available for recreational sleeping accommodation by the traveling public, members and guests, and where the operator provides food premises or cottages/cabins. Tourist/Trailer Camp shall also include any for-profit campground used for the purpose of providing accommodations for group camping for youth. 

There shall be three classes of Tourist/Trailer Camp:

  • Class 1 - Food premises and cottage/cabin
  • Class 2 - Food premises only
  • Class 3 - Cottage/cabin only

Application Requirements:

  • Zoning approval from the Chatham-Kent Building Department

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

Class 1:

  • Health Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit

  • Fire Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Fire Department

Class 2:

  • Health Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit

Class 3:

  • Fire Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Fire Department

Licence Details:

  • Licence Type: Food Premises & Cottage/Cabin

  • Class: 1

  • Initial Fee: $324

  • Renewal Fee: $212

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


  • Licence Type: Food Premises Only

  • Class: 2

  • Initial Fee: $252

  • Renewal Fee: $160

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


  • Licence Type: Cottage/Cabin Only

  • Class: 3

  • Initial Fee: $252

  • Renewal Fee: $160

  • 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.