Business Licences

Reviewing the Business Licensing By-law

COVID-19: FAQ for Business Licensing

As the COVID-19 situation in Hamilton continues to evolve, these Frequently Asked Questions for Business Licensing will be regularly updated as circumstances change to provide residents and business owners with current information.

We want your input and your concerns for all Business Licensing By-law Schedules within Hamilton's Licensing By-law 07-170 (PDF, 2 MB)

Why we are reviewing the By-law

The purpose of reviewing and rewriting the Business Licensing By-law is to:

  • modernize the City’s licensing system with the intent to reduce the red-tape for our current and new community businesses

Modernizing the Business Licensing By-law is a key element in the City’s ongoing Open For Business initiative.

Submit your comments

You can submit your comments by email to:
City of Hamilton Licensing Section
Email: [email protected]