June 6, 2017 - Landscape contractors, paver, fence and pool installers planning to operate their business in the City of Vaughan, Ont., require an annual business licence. The licence is also required if a business is sub-contracted to do work within the city.

The application form defines a landscaper as anyone "creating, altering or maintaining hard or soft landscaping features." Paver companies are defined as "paving, resurfacing, repairing or sealing driveways or parking lots on private property (which may include adjacent municipal boulevards)." Fence installers include "exterior fence, (including fence enclosures) banister and rail installations."

The cost for a new, one-year licence is $360 with a one-year renewal fee of $180. Two-year options are also available.

The application form includes both main core business areas and endorsements which are defined as categories that are offered to support the main core business areas.

Businesses who are licensed elsewhere, or a member of Landscape Ontario, can receive a 20 per cent discount off the licensing fee by providing a copy of their existing license or LO membership certificate with the application.

A licence can be obtained from the By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Service office, located on the west side of the main floor at:
City of Vaughan
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON

Offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact information can be found on the City of Vaughan website.