Hawkers and Peddlers Licence

​​​​A Hawkers and Peddlers Licence is required for every person who goes from place to place or to a particular place with goods, wares, merchandise or services for sale (please see end of this section for info on banned door-to-door sales).

The Hawkers and Peddlers Licence is valid for one (1) year and expires on January 31st annually. The fee for the licence is $75 or $70 for a renewal (charges from external agencies may apply).

You Are Required to Submit:

  1. A completed Application Form.
  2. A Police Rec​ords Check (​dated within 90 days and received from the Police Service where you reside)
  3. Photo identification (driver's licence or passport are accepted).
  4. Registered business information.
  5. Proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent residence, or eligibility to work in Canada.
  6. A certificate of general liability insurance ($2,000,000 minimum).
  7. Zoning approval if stationary (to verify Zoning compliance please contact BWG's Planning Division at 905 775 5369 ext. 1400).
  8. Site plan (if stationary).

Please make an appointment with our Licensing Officer if you have questions or concerns, or to submit your application.

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Licence Application Form

View, download, and complete the licence application form.

Door-to-door Sales​

As of March 1st 2018, a ban on unsolicited door-to-door sales on select products and services came into effect in Ontario. This means that certain products and services can no longer be offered or sold at your home.

Restricted products and services
  • Air conditioners
  • Air cleaners
  • Air purifiers
  • Duct cleaning services
  • Furnaces
  • Water heaters
  • Water treatment devices
  • Water  purifiers
  • Water filters
  • Water softeners

OR a good or service that performs or combines one or more of the above functions.

There are some exceptions to the ban including where you already have a contract in place or if you, the consumer, initiate the transaction (calling or emailing a business to come to your home). 

For more information, or if you wish to file a complaint about a door-to-door experience, visit Consumer Protection Onta​rio or call at 1 800 889 9768. ​

Address: Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, 100 Dissette St., Unit 7&8, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2A7

Phone: 905-775-5366, Send an Email

By GHD Digital