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Item: Payday Loan- Business Licence

 Obtain/Renew your Payday Loan  Business Licence in a few easy steps!

Business Licenses are issued in accordance with the Business Licence By-Law 128 of 2017.  Licenses will be issued after payment has been received, and all information verified and requirements confirmed. 

Please ensure the following documents are submitted in order to process your application. 

1.   Certificate of Commercial General Liability Insurance of not less than $2 Million

2. Valid Licence as a lender or loan broker under the Payday Loans Act, 2008

3. Clear Criminal Record Check, within the last three years, from applicant.

Documents can be submitted:

1.   In Person: Customer Service, 1st Floor City Hall – Attn: Licensing Clerk

2.   Email:

3.   Mail:  City of Sarnia

Attn : Licensing Clerk, 255 Christina St. N., Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2

Online Submission of a Licence Renewal does not confirm Licensing Eligibility. Please retain your electronic receipt, emailed to you, after processing. 

*The Fire Inspection is payable alongside the licence renewal fee.  Licenses can only be issued to those applicants who have a successful fire inspection report on file within the last 12 calendar months, per the Sarnia Fire Chief.  Fire Inspection fee is collected as per Bylaw # 128 of 2017.

Licenses will be mailed out within 10 business days of online order to the mailing address provided by the applicant.

First applicable late fee applied after March 31st is $35.00.

Second applicable late fee applied after July 1st is $100.00.

**Looking to apply for a NEW Licence?**

Contact the Licensing Clerk (519) 332-0330 Ext. 3350 /

Additional information about renewing your business licence can be found here:

Renewal     $313.65 
New Licence     $363.65 


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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