By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services

By-laws are put in place to ensure a safe and orderly community for all who live, work and play in Vaughan. Licences and permits are required to do many things in the city like running a business, hosting a special event, owning an animal and doing construction to your home.

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By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services (BCLPS)  offers a range of services and programs, listed below.  Contact us for more information!


News and updates

Key fob protective bags

The City of Vaughan is distributing free key fob protective bags as one tool for residents use to help fight auto theft. Learn more


The Province of Ontario will begin managing all aspects of Tow Truck licensing 
Until Dec. 31, 2023, all tow truck brokerages, owners and drivers are required to have a City of Vaughan licence, however tow and storage operators can apply for provincial registration as of July 2023.  Learn more


Nightclubs, lounges and pubs now require a business licence in Vaughan, and some Eating Establishments may need to reclassify

Learn more about application and operating requirements here.  If you are an Eating Establishment that needs to reclassify, you can do so at no charge. 


Learn about commercial trucking by-laws in Vaughan!
Learn where commercial trucks can drive, park, and other relevant information here.

Contact Information

By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

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