Business Licences

Do I need to Apply for a Business License with the Township of Essa? 

Always contact the Township of Essa before starting up your business.

The Township of Essa  issues business licenses in accordance with the categories outlined in Essa's Business Licensing By-law 2011-20 .  As such, the following business categories are required to obtain a business license with the Township of Essa:

Even if your business does not fall within the categories listed above, you are encouraged to consult with the Planning and Development Department to confirm that the property being used is in accordance with its permitted use under the Zoning By-law.

BizPaL helps you find the permits and licenses you may require when starting or operating your business.  Whether you're looking to start a new business or renew existing permits and licenses, use this easy online process to find everything you need.

BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licenses and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

Finding out which government requirements apply to a certain business type can be time consuming and frustrating.  BizPaL was created to help identify what you may require, quickly and easily.  The information you need is available from a single source; entrepreneurs spend less time dealing with red tape - saving effort and money in the process - and more time building their business.  The service is the result of strong collaboration between the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments and is designed with the following benefits in mind:

  • It's free to use
  • It saves time
  • It's available 24/7
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