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Lodging House Business Licence Application Form

All lodging houses in the City of Port Colborne must be licensed annually (By-Law No. 4323/159/02).

Please complete this form to apply for a lodging house 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. 

Payment may be made by cash, debit, credit or cheque (made payable to the City of Port Colborne). There is a 2.4% service fee for payment made by credit card (an additional $0.12-$0.60 for this licence).

Application Fees:

Beds for 1-10 persons - $5.00

Beds for 11-25 persons - $15.00

Beds for 26 or more persons - $25.00

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

Is this application new or is it a renewal?
Are you the business owner?
Is your mailing address different from your business address?

Lodging House Information

Please complete this section to outline the details of your lodging house business.

Would you like to pay for the application online with a credit card? (2.4% convenience fee applies)

I, the applicant and owner/representative of the business, hereby agree to observe and comply with all regulations set out in By-Law 4323/159/02 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.