April 15, 2016
Under By-law 2015-075 any lawn care operator, property maintenance company or landscape company doing work in Oakville (regardless of their home base), is required to attain a licence from the Town. Charges may be laid without notice to companies who fail to obtain a proper licence.

The fee for a lawn care only company is $180.45 and a landscaping or property maintenance company pays $507.00.

Once a licence is received, it then expires on April 30 the following year, regardless of when the licence was applied for. The first application may not be for a full year.

In addition to the fee, the application process also requires a company to carry liability insurance of $2 million and have a Canadian Criminal Record Check conducted within 30 days prior to the application.

For a full list of requirements, an application and a full list of businesses affected by the by-law, see oakville.ca/townhall/business-licence-applications.html