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Item: Eating Establishment - Business Licence

Obtain / Renew your Eating Establishment Business Licence in a few easy steps!

"Eating Establishment" shall mean a place, or part of a place, where food is prepared on site and offered for sale to the public for consumption either on or off the premises. 

Business Licences are issued in accordance with the Business Licence By-Law.

Eating Establishment Licences will be issued after payment has been received, and all information verified and confirmed. Online Submission of a Licence Renewal does not confirm Licencing Eligibility. Retain your electronic receipt, emailed to you, after processing.

Licences will be mailed out within 10 business days of online order to the address provided.

*Fire Inspection Fee payable if compliant with the Fire Code, within the last 12 months of the date of the application for renewal, as per Sarnia Fire Chief. By-Law #128 of 2017.

The late fee applicable after March 31st is $35.00.

The late fee after July 1st is $100.00.

Looking to apply for a NEW Licence?  Contact the Customer Service Centre, 1st floor of City Hall, call the Licencing Clerk at 519-332-0527 Ext 3350 or email

Additional information can be found here:


Sarnia Fire will contact you for an Inspection. Be sure to visit our website for a checklist in preparation:


Renewal     $283.65 
New Licence     $313.65 


For item 1:
Name of Business:
Mailing address for licence:
Select your Type of Ownership:
    Personal Application
  Partnership Application
  Corporate Application
Name of each applicant:
Email address of each applicant:
Phone number for each applicant:
Municipal address of business:
Address of each applicant:
A sworn statement by all applicants is required. The accuracy, truthfulness and completeness of the application is sworn by selecting "Yes". If the Applicant is a partnership of corporation you may be requested to provide additional items.

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