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Hawkers and Peddlers Business Licence Application Form

All hawkers and peddlers in the City of Port Colborne must be licensed annually (By-Law 4324/160/02). This includes every person who goes from place to place (roving) or to one particular place (stationary) within the City of Port Colborne with any type of merchandise for sale or who carries and exposes samples of any goods that are to be delivered in the City afterwards. 

Please complete this form to apply for a Hawkers and Peddlers Business Licence in the City of Port Colborne.

Upon submission, a response will be sent back to you confirming that we have received your application. Once your application has been paid for and approved, you will receive your business licence by mail. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

Payment may be made by cash, debit, credit or cheque (made payable to the City of Port Colborne). There is a 2.63% service fee for payment made by credit card (an additional $0.66-$3.95 for this licence).

Application Fees:

Hawkers and Peddlers (any stationary business selling food or non-food items OR any roving business selling only non-food items) 

   Resident - $50.00  /  Non-Resident - $125.00 

Refreshment Vehicle (any roving business selling food products)

    Manual - $25.00  /  Motorized - $150.00 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Licensing Clerk at or 905-228-8115. 

Please note: Hawkers and Peddlers are not permitted to operate their business in any public park except under special permit of the Corporation. For more information about obtaining such a permit, please contact our Events Coordinator at 905-228-8037.

Are you the business owner?
Is your mailing address different from your business address?

Hawker and Peddler Information

Please complete this section to outline the details of your hawker and peddler business.

Is your business stationary or roving?
Is the business owner a resident of Port Colborne?

PLEASE NOTE: This licence will expire on December 31st of this year. 

Would you like to pay for the application online with a credit card? (2.63% convenience fee applies)

I, the applicant and owner/representative of the business, hereby agree to observe and comply with the regulations set out in By-Law No. 4324/160/02 and any amendments made hereto, which pertain to the licence for which I have made an application.

I agree to the above statement.

MFIPPA statement:   All information collected on this form is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used by the City of Port Colborne in determining suitability for business licensing.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the City Clerk, 66 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne, Ontario, L3K 3C8, Tel: 905-228-8031.