“Providing protection to businesses and residents alike”

If you have any questions or need help, contact [email protected] or by phone at 519-426-5870 or 226-NORFOLK ext. 1357. 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


Processing times for licenses require a minimum of 15 business days to allow for circulation and approval from appropriate departments and agencies.


County Administration Building
50 Colborne Street South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3
Phone: 519-426-5870 or 226-NORFOLK

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Liquor Licensing


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.