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Hamilton Licensing Tribunal

About the committee

A quasi-judicial body governed by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act R.S.O. 1990. Chapter S.22 that has the authority to decide that a license be granted or refused, suspended or revoked, or may impose conditions on a licence, on the grounds of such decision provided for in the City of Hamilton Licensing Code By-law 07-170, as amended. 

  • Committee type: Agencies, Boards, Tribunals
  • Reports to: no direct reporting relationship to City Council
  • Meeting schedule: Approximately every 6 weeks (scheduled meetings) plus any additional meetings, as required.

More information

Find more information about the Licensing Appeal procedure (PDF 75 KB).

How to appeal decisions

To appeal decisions made by the Issuer of Licenses:

  1. Complete the Licensing Tribunal Notice of Appeal Form (PDF 88 KB)
  2. Send the form to the office of the City Clerk (details in the form)

Loren Kolar, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2604
Email: [email protected]

  • Councillor Brad Clark    
  • Councillor Nrinder Nann
  • Councillor Brenda Johnson
  • Councillor Terry Whitehead
  • Councillor Russ Powers

The City’s Licensing Tribunal will now be held in the former Council Chambers at the Stoney Creek Municipal Building located at 777 Highway No. 8.

Self- Assessment
In order to ensure the health and safety of all individuals participating in the Licensing Tribunal, all individuals will be required to complete a health screening before entering the Municipal Building.

You can complete the self-assessment online prior to arriving at the Municipal Building or hard copies will be available on the day of your hearing.

The self-assessment health screening asks questions about possible COVID-19 symptoms, your travel history and whether you have had any close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If you answer yes to any of the questions, please do not enter the Municipal Building, go home and self-isolate right away.

Physical Distancing
Prior to entering the Council Chambers or the Municipal Building, you will be met by a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer who will direct you to your seat. The layout of Council Chambers has been configured in accordance with Ontario Regulation 364/20 and the City’s Physical Distancing Bylaw, ensuring that individuals will be seated six feet or two metres apart. Further, physical distancing of six feet or two metres must be observed at all times while in the Municipal Building.

Food & Drinks
No food or drinks will be provided and are not permitted to be consumed during the Licensing Tribunal.

Face Covering
To ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation 364/20 and the City’s Face Covering Bylaw while in the Stoney Creek Municipal Building all individuals will be required to wear a face covering at all times, including during the Licensing Tribunal.

“Face Covering” means a medical or non-medical mask or other face covering such as a balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth, or other similar item that covers the nose, mouth, and chin without gapping;

Face Covering’s will not be provided, you are required to bring one with you for the Tribunal.

The washrooms in the Municipal Building have been adjusted to ensure users are able to maintain physical distance while inside. Some of the sinks have been temporarily blocked off, and signage on the doors indicate the capacity of the washroom.