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General Licence Information

Notice: Marriage licences will be issued to Algoma District residents by appointment only. Effective July 18, 2020 masks are required to be worn in enclosed public spaces at City of Sault Ste. Marie facilities.

Applicants are encouraged to submit the completed application and supporting documents by email in advance for staff review.
 
Inquiries can be directed to 705-759-5388 or cityclerk@cityssm.on.ca.


The City Clerk's office issues general licences for various types of businesses operating within Sault Ste. Marie.

Persons carrying on business without the required licence could be subject to prosecution.

Below is a list of businesses that require a general licence and the applicable fee.


Adult Entertainment Operator
Initial Fee: $2,000 per year
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2002-165
Application

Adult Parlour Owner/Operator
Initial Fee: $2,000 per year
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2002-165
Application

Amusement Arcade
Initial Fee: $280 per year
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2003-50
Application
 
Broker
Initial Fee: $400 per year (Including 1 vehicle)
Renewal Fee: $100
Expiry Date: March 30
By-law 2011-161
 
Burlesque Attendant
Initial Fee: $105 per year
Expiry Date: One year from date
By-law 2002-165
Application
 
Food Vending
Initial Fee: See Schedule A in By-law 2018-67
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2018-67
Application
 
Hotel Shuttle Bus Owner
Initial Fee: $200 per year (Including 1 vehicle)
Expiry Date: March 30
By-law 2011-161

Payday Loans
Intial Fee: $1,000 per year ($100 re-inspection fee and $50 replacement fee)
Expiry Date: Calendar year
Bylaw 2019-64
Application
FAQ
 
Pawnbroker
Initial Fee: $275 per year
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2003-52
Application
 
Peddler
Initial Fee: Resident-N/A and Non-Resident see Schedule A in By-law 2018-67
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2018-67
Application
 
Plumber - Master
Initial Fee: $30 per year
Expiry Date: Calendar year
By-law 2003-54
Application

Rideshare Driver
Initial Licence Fee $40.00
Renewal Licence Fee $25.00
By-law 2011-161

Rideshare Vehicle
Initial Licence Fee $100.00
Renewal Licence Fee $50.00
Vehicle Replacement Licence Fee $25.00
By-law 2011-161

Rideshare Owner
Initial Licence Fee $400.00-includes 1 new vehicle
Renewal Licence Fee $100.00
By-law 2011-161

Vehicle for Hire
Initial Fee: $100 per year (Brand new vehicle)
Renewal Fee: $50 (Vehicle Replacement fee $25)
Expiry Date: March 30
By-law 2011-161
 
Vehicle for Hire - Driver
Initial Fee: $40
Renewal Fee: $25 (Replacement fee $15)
Expiry Date: March 30
By-law 2011-161
 
Vehicle for Hire - Owner
Initial Fee: $400 per year (Including 1 Vehicle)
Renewal Fee: $100
Expiry Date: March 30
By-law 2011-161
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