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Public Market (Farmers'/Flea/Craft Market etc.)

You need a Public Market Licence in order to operate a Farmers' Market, Flea Market, Craft Market etc. within the Municipality of Hastings Highlands. 

A public market is a defined as a place where a group of persons, merchants, vendors or participants gather to offer handcrafts, produce and vegetables, food, new and used goods, wares or merchandise for sale. 

How to Apply for a Licence

Please complete the Public Market Licence Application and Agreement with the corresponding fee and submit it to the Municipality:

By Email
[email protected] 


Municipality of Hastings Highlands
33011 Hwy 62 
Maynooth, ON K0L 2S0
Ph: 613-338-2811 

General Business Licence Requirements (Vendor, Mobile Food Vendor, Public Market)

Business Licence applicants are required to submit the following list of general requirements to the licensing officer for processing: 

  • A complete Business Licence Application for a Vendor, Mobile Food Vendor or Public Market as applicable
  • The applicable fees in accordance with the Municipality’s User Fees
  • certificate of insurance as provided for in Appendix ‘A’ of the Municipality's Business Licence Policy to this policy
  • If the Applicant is a corporation, a copy of the Certificate of Status and a list of the names and addresses of the current Licensing Officers and officers of the corporation
  • If the Applicant is a partnership, a list of the names and addresses of the partners and, if a registered partnership, a copy of the registered declaration of partnership, and any changes or corrections thereto
  • Proof that the Applicant is an Adult 

Public Market Licence - Additional Requirements 

Additional Resources and Information 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) - Special Events and Farmers Markets

  • If you are an organizer or a food vendor at an upcoming special event (e.g. fundraisers, community/religious/service club events) or farmers’ markets, and you intend to serve food to the general public, you are required to submit the appropriate form(s) to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Visit or contact HPEPH at 613-966-5500 or
    1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.


Item Term of Business Licence - Fees HST (Yes or No)  
Public Market (Farmers' Market, Flea Market, Craft Market)

One Month Licence: 
Resident - $33.33
Non-Resident - $50.00

Three Month Licence: 
Resident - $100.00
Non-Resident - $150.00

Six Month Licence:
Resident - $200.00
Non-Resident - $300.00

Annual Licence 
Not Available



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