A Retirement Home is described as a residential complex licensed under the Retirement Homes Act (RHA) which provides rental accommodation to 6 or more persons, primarily over the age of 65, wherein residents occupy lodging rooms as their primary residence for the purpose of receiving care services, whether or not receiving the services is the primary purpose of the occupancy, and wherein 2 or more care services as prescribed by the RHA (including but not limited to health care service, rehabilitative or therapeutic services or assistance with the activities of daily living) are provided to the residents. Residents reside in individual or shared sleeping rooms which may have cooking facilities for the exclusive use of the occupants.

Application Requirements:

  • Zoning approval from the Chatham-Kent Building Department

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

  • Fire Inspection completed by the Chatham-Kent Fire Department

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

Licence Details:

  • Licence Type: Retirement Home

  • Initial Fee: $755

  • Renewal Fee: $446

  • 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.