“Providing protection to businesses and residents alike”

If you have any questions or need help, contact the Licensing Officer at 519-426-5870 ext. 1357, or the clerks@norfolkcounty.ca. We are happy to help you with the application process.


The fundamental principles for business licensing are to protect the community against infractions related to:

  • Nuisance control
  • Public health and safety
  • Consumer protection

By-Law 2020-17 outlines the regulations that must be met when you apply for a business licence. Click on the schedules below for more information on the areas in which Norfolk County requires businesses to be licensed.

Application Process and Licensing Fees



County Administration Building
50 Colborne Street South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3
Phone: 519-426-5870

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*NOTE: Council Services Staff will be amending the application over the next few months to create a user-friendly and accessible fillable application form – details to come.

Processing times for licences are between 2-3 weeks to allow for circulation and approval from appropriate departments and agencies.

*NOTE: Staff are exploring options for multi-year business licensing – details to come.

Temporary Outdoor Patio Permits

For information related to temporary outdoor patio permits please visit the Patio webpage.  Please note that businesses must have a valid municipal Business Licence to apply for a temporary patio permit.

Licensed Businesses in Norfolk County


In progress.

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