Applications, Licences and Permits


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Information on Business Licencing - Pet Stores and Short Term Rentals
On June 29th, 2020 the Town of Newmarket passed a Business Licencing By-law requiring Pet Stores and Short Term Rentals to obtain a license to operate within the Town. As of July 23, 2020 all pet store and short term rental applications are available. 

More information can be found on the Business Licensing page. 
Information on the new Temporary Outdoor Patio Program

The Province of Ontario has amended the Liquor Licence Act to make it easier for licensed bars and restaurants to temporarily add a patio or expand existing patios to accommodate physical distancing. These establishments must meet the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) criteria and have municipal approval.

All businesses interested in an outdoor patio or display should contact the Town of Newmarket through the Business Assistance Concierge at The Town will work directly with each business to try to accommodate their requests, while always ensuring appropriate physical distancing and health and safety measure are in place. This could include patios on sidewalks and in laneways where is it safe to do so. Under the provincial plan, patios in Newmarket could reopen as early as Friday, June 19.

Here are a few steps the town is taking to help restaurants respond and adapt to challenges created by COVID-19:
  • Patio licensing fees will be waived for 2020
  • The Town's current patio program guidelines and regulations have been updated to include more flexibility around hours of operation, encroachment on town lands and any other considerations necessary to accommodate temporary outdoor patios
  • Infrastructure, set up and tear down of pedestrian zones on Town property adjacent to interested businesses will be funded by the Town for the 2020 season

Application packages are available here:

Information on changes to the Town's licensing and permit processes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Newmarket has made changes to its licensing and permit processes. Please refer to the information below regarding all licence and permit application processes.

The following licences and permits have been postponed until further notice:

  • Lottery Licences
    • Raffles
    • Bingos
    • Nevadas
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit Permits
  • Filming Permits

The following licences and licence renewals will be granted a 90 day extension upon request:

  • Adult Videos Stores
  • Carnivals
  • Clothing Donation Bins
  • Fireworks – Mobile Fireworks Premise
  • Fireworks – Permanent Fireworks Premise
  • Newspaper Boxes (per box fees)
  • Second Hand Goods Shops
  • Outdoor Serving Areas (Patios)
  • Animal Licences (Cat or Dog)
  • Hawkers & Peddlers Licences
Information on Mobile Business Licensing

On March 3, 2020 the Town of Newmarket passed a by-law requiring mobile businesses to obtain a license to operate within the Town.  Licenses will be required by business owners, not individual drivers (with the exception of driving school instructors). As of April 1, 2020 all applications for Mobile Business Licencing are available

The Town of Newmarket issues a number of licences, please see list below for additional details:

License, application or permit Type                                    Application form (if applicable)

More information

​Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) 
​ADU Application Form
Adult Entertainment Parlours (For owners and entertainers) Adult Entertainment Parlours Application Business licensing page
Adult Video Rental Outlets Adult Video Rental Outlet Application FormBusiness licensing page
Agent authorization form (required by applicants who are submitting a building permit application on behalf of the owner/tenant) Agent Authorization Application FormN/A
Animal Licensing and Registration N/A By-law
Applicable Law application (required for provincial statue and regulation certificates)

Applicable Law Application Form 


Application for a permit to construct or demolish a building Construct or demolish a building Application Form  Information​​
Also the application form to install a sanitary backwater valve. 
Bingo Licences N/A Information
Birth Certificates N/A Information
Body Rub Parlours Body Rub Parlours Application FormBusiness licensing page
Building Forms and Permits Building Forms and Permits Building and renovating information
Carnivals Carnivals Permit Application FormBusiness licensing page
Celebration Bench Celebration Bench Application Form Information
Celebration Tree Celebration Tree Application Form Information
​Clothing Donation Bins

​Clothing Donation Bin Application Form

Owner Consent Form

Property Owner Consent Form

Clothing Donation Bin Additional Location Application Form

Business licensing page
​Curb Cut (Driveway Widening)Curb Cut Application FormInformation
Death Certificate N/AVisit Death Registration and Certificates page for more information
​Driving School Instructor Licence
​Driving School Instructor Licence Application Form
Energy Efficiency Compliance checklist pt. 9 (non-residential) form Energy Efficiency Compliance check list FAQ
Film Permit Filming Application Form and PackageVisit the Film Permit page for more information
Fireworks (Sales and displays) Fireworks (Sales and Display) Application FormBusiness licensing page
Foreign Divorce Kit  N/A More information​ 
​General Business Licence
​General Business Licence Application
General Review Commitment Certificate and Owner's Letter of Undertaking (required if building project design and general review are undertaken by an architect and/or engineer) Letter of Undertaking Application Form 

Hawkers and Pedlars


Hawkers and Pedlars Application Form
Business licensing page
​Limousine Company Licence
Limousine Company Licence Application Form
Lottery Licensing
Marriage Licences and Civil Marriage Ceremonies Marriage License Application Form N/A
Newspapers Boxes Newspaper Boxes Application Form
Business licensing page
Nevada Licenses N/A  N/A
Outdoor serving area Outdoor Serving Area Application Form
Business licensing page
​Outdoor restaurant patio
​Patio Web Page
Economic Development​
​Pet Stores
Pet Store Application
Form 1 - Sourcing Agreement
Planning Forms and Applications Planning related application forms Application Process
Pre-Authorized Payment Forms for taxes Pre-Authorized Payment Form Information 
Raffle Licences​ Raffle License Application Form Information
​Refreshment Vehicle Licence
​Refreshment Vehicle Licence Application Form
Refund Policy form (Building Department) Refund Policy Form 
Residential Energy Efficiency compliance check list form Residential Energy Efficiency compliance check list form 
Residential Mechanical Ventilation and Heating Cooling Design Summary form

Residential Mechanical Ventilation and Heating, Cooling design summary form


Information  ​
Requirements for demolition of a building permit form

Demolition of a Building Permit Form


Road Closure Application Forms

Temporary Construction Road Closure

Social Event Road Closure Form  (without Intersection)

Social Event Road Closure Form (includes Intersection)

Road Occupancy Permit

Road Occupancy Form



Second hand goods, shops and dealers Second hand goods, shops and dealers Application Form
Business licensing page
​Short Term Rentals
Short Term Rental Operator Applicaton
Form 1 - Licensing Fees Agreement
Short Term Rental Company Application
Sign Permit Sign Permit Application Form​ ​By-law 
​Special Event Organizer License
Special Event Organizer Licence Application Form
Swimming Pool Enclosure  Swimming Pool Enclosure Permit Application Form​ By-law 
​Taxicab Companies Licence
Taxicab Companies Licence Application Form
Temporary Outdoor Patio Program
Application Packages for:
Town Property
Private Property

​Tow Truck Companies Licence
​​Tow Truck Companies Licence Application Form
​Transportation Network Companies (Uber, Lyft) Licence
​Transportation Network Companies (Uber, Lyft) Licence Application Form
Veteran's Memorial Walkway Veteran's Memorial Walkway Application Form Information
Water forms Water Rebate Application Form​ N/A


The Town also provides birth, death and marriage certificate application forms.


Visit the Municipal Offices, Legislative Services department for information or a hard copy of the application you require.


The fees associated with licensing​ services are available in the 2020 fee schedule.

The fees associated with permits are available in the general fee schedule