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Business Licenses

The following businesses require a Business Licence issued by the Municipality to
operate in Hastings Highlands:
(a) Vendor (Goods, Wares or Merchandise)
(b) Mobile Food Vendor (Refreshment Vehicle, Food Truck/Cart etc.)
(c) Public Market (Farmers’ Market, Flea Market, Craft Market etc.)

There is no requirement to obtain a business licence to open a retail, home-based business or other business in Hastings Highlands, unless provided for under a separate bylaw.

Why do I require a Business Licence?
A business licence is required to ensure that businesses deemed to require a licence follow the Municipality’s land use regulations, building, fire, and other community safety requirements. Business licensing is a way for the Municipality to provide some consumer protection and maintain a safe environment for the general public through inspections.

The following businesses require a Business Licence issued by the Municipality to
operate in Hastings Highlands:
(a) Vendor (Goods, Wares or Merchandise)
(b) Mobile Food Vendor (Refreshment Vehicle, Food Truck/Cart etc.)
(c) Public Market (Farmers’ Market, Flea Market, Craft Market etc.)

There is no requirement to obtain a business licence to open a retail, home-based business or other business in Hastings Highlands, unless provided for under a separate bylaw.

A business licence is required to ensure that businesses deemed to require a licence follow the Municipality’s land use regulations, building, fire, and other community safety requirements. Business licensing is a way for the Municipality to provide some consumer protection and maintain a safe environment for the general public through inspections.

Private Property

  • Vendors and Mobile Food Vendors are permitted on private property in the following zones: Urban Commercial (UC), Rural Commercial (RC), Recreational/Resort Commercial (RRC), Urban Industrial (UI), and Rural Industrial (RI) Zones

  • Public Markets (Farmers' Market, Flea Market, Craft Market etc.) market and flea market) are permitted in the Urban Commercial (UC) and Rural Commercial (RC) Zones

Municipal Property

  • The Municipality has approved the following Municipal properties to be used by approved Vendors, subject to approval: 

    • Birds Creek Recreation Field - Outdoor Space Only
      Location: 160 South Baptiste Lake Rd, Bancroft, ON
      Permitted Vendor(s): One (1) Mobile Food Vendor (Refreshment Vehicle, Food Truck/Cart etc.)

    • Lake St. Peter Community Centre - Outdoor Space Only
      Location: 5 Boulter Lake Rd. Lake St. Peter, ON
      Permitted Vendors: One (1) Mobile Food Vendor (Refreshment Vehicle, Food Truck/Cart etc.).
      One (1) Vendor (Goods, Wares or Merchandise)

    • Vacant Lot - Downtown Maynooth (Formerly Maynooth Community Centre)
      Location: 33090 Hwy 62, Maynooth, ON
      Permitted Vendors: Two (2) Mobile Food Vendors (Refreshment Vehicle, Food Truck/Cart etc.)
      One (1) Public Market permitted (space reserved)

  • Applicants who want to operate on Municipal property are required to submit an application to obtain a ‘Permit to Operate on Municipal Property’: 
    • Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served bases and are subject to additional requirements, approval, fees etc. 
    • A lottery system will be conducted by the Licensing Officer if multiple applications are received (at the same tie) for any approved Municipal Property location. 

Mobile Food Vendor (Food Truck/Cart/Refreshment Vehicle) 

Mobile Food Vendor Licence Application and Agreement

Vendor (Goods, Wares, Merchandise)

Vendor (Goods, Wares, Merchandise) Application and Agreement

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

Public Market (Farmers'/Flea Market, Craft Market etc.) Application and Agreement 

 

Hastings Highlands Business Licence Fees (Bylaw 2024-002)

 

                                       Business Licence Fees
Item Term of Business Licence - Fees HST (Yes or No)
Mobile Food Vendor
(Refreshment Vehicle,
Food Truck/Cart etc.)

One Month Licence: 
Resident - $12.50
Non-Resident - $25.00


Three Month Licence: 
Resident - $37.50
Non-Resident - $75.00


Six Month Licence:
Resident - $75.00
Non-Resident - $150.00

Annual Licence (Not Available if on Municipal Property)
Resident - $150.00
Non-Resident - $300.00

No
Vendor (Good, Wares
or Merchandise)

One Month Licence: 
Resident - $8.33
Non-Resident - $16.66


Three Month Licence: 
Resident - $25.00
Non-Resident - $50.00


Six Month Licence:
Resident - $50.00
Non-Resident - $100.00

Annual Licence (Not Available if on Municipal Property)
Resident - $100.00
Non-Resident - $200.00

No
Public Market
(Farmers’ Market, Flea
Market, Craft Market
etc.)

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 

No
Permit to Operate on
Municipal Property

One Month Permit
Resident - $41.66
Non-Resident - $83.33

Three Month Permit
Resident - $125.00
Non-Resident - $250.00

Six Month Permit
Resident - $250.00
Non-Resident - $500.00

Yes

Questions? Need Assistance?

Should you have questions in regard to the administration, licensing or regulation of Business Licenses in Hastings Highlands, or if you require assistance at any time during the licensing/application process, please contact the Deputy Clerk. Municipal staff are happy to answer any questions you have, and provide support with the application and licensing requirements.

Chantelle Beaumier, Deputy Clerk
Ph (613) 338-2811 ext. 211
[email protected] 

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