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Merchant Stand Business Licence Application:
Short-term Licence (valid for up to three consecutive days)

Applicant information

Business information


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Allowed extensions pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, jpg

Inspections that may be conducted during the period of the short-term licence


  • Bylaw Compliance
  • Fire Prevention
  • Public Health


It is an offence under section 25(e) to provide false or misleading information on this application or at any time hereafter to any person having authority for the enforcement or administration of the by-law and that the provision of false or misleading information may result in prosecution and/or penalties as set out in the by-law, or the refusal, suspension or revocation of the business licence.

The submission of an application for inspection does not entitle the applicant to carry on business pursuant to the bylaw. The applicant is only entitled to do so once a current and valid licence has been issued.

Any Licence or Application issued under Bylaw (2009)-18555 may be refused, revoked or suspended if the applicant or Licensee is convicted of an offence or has past conviction(s), under any provision of by-law (2009)-18555 or any predecessor of such by-law, or under any other by-law, statute or regulation relating to the business, or otherwise in accordance with the by-law.

Note: all correspondence will be mailed to the applicant's mailing address.

Please contact the Licensing Division to book an appointment to submit your Application for Inspections:

City of Guelph
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2551

Collection of personal information

Personal information is being collected and will be used for the purpose of issuance and administration of business licences.

Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of MFIPPA.

If you have questions business licences. please contact the Licensing Division at 519-822-1260 extension 2551 or

If you have questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this personal information please contact the City’s Information and Access Coordinator at 519-822-1260 extension 2349 or email

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