City of Kitchener


City of Kitchener

PO Box 1118
200 King Street West
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4G7

Phone: 519-741-2345

TTY: 1-866-969-9994

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Business Licensing

If you are opening or running a business in Kitchener, you must obtain a business license from the city. Doing so will help ensure the safety of our citizens - and your customers.

Applicants must ensure building, zoning and fire-department regulations are complied with prior to being issued a business license.

Other specialized businesses such as hair salons and aesthetician salons or businesses where food products are prepared or sold must also obtain approval from the Waterloo Regional Health Unit.

If you wish to operate a business, please contact us at 519-741-2275 prior to operating. We will be pleased to assist you with the application process.

Business License Renewal Letters

The city issues business license renewal letters in mid-December.

Upon receipt of the letter, please forward a cheque payable to the City of Kitchener in addition to your remittance slip. Renewals will also be accepted in the City Clerk's office, on the second floor of City Hall. We accept cash, cheque and debit card.