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Thank you for considering opening your business in the Town of Oakville.

We invite you to come look at beautiful Bronte Harbour Village on the lake in southwest Oakville.
Are you thinking of opening a business in Oakville? Do you know what permits or licences you need?  Please take time to visit these websites to obtain the information you need to start up a business in Oakville.  Getting all the facts now could prevent delays and unnecessary expense later.  We want to help you locate here and are willing and able to provide you with all the help you need to make your decision.

Town Website- All Services:

For Business:

Business Licensing:

BizPal is an online service that will give you those answers. BizPal will:

  • Ask you a few questions about what type of business you want to start.
  • Generate a list (based on your answers) of permits and licences you may need in order to open your business.
  • Give you detailed information about those permits and licences.

Visit the BizPal website to get started.

By-laws: The Licensing and By-Law Services section of the Clerk’s department provides business licensing and by-law information and enforcement. To search for by-laws use the online database.

Visit the Halton Region Small Business Centre website for more resources.

Visit the ServiceOntario website to register your business name.

This service is the result of collaboration between the Government of Canada and participating provincial/territorial, regional and municipal governments.

Oakville Economic Development
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6J 5A6 Canada

Toll free: 1-877-OAKVILLE (625-8455)
Fax: 905-815-2011

Oakville Downtown BIA
L6J 1H4

Phone: (905) 844-4520
Fax: (905) 844-1154

Oakville Tourism Partnership
Town of Oakville - Rebecca Edgar - Manager  905-845-6601

Corporation of the Town of Oakville

Halton Region Small Business
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1

Phone: Dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll Free:  1-866-442-5866 (1-866-4HALTON)
TTY: 905-827-9833
Fax: 905-825-9010
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., on regular business days

Oakville Chamber of Commerce
2521 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, ON L6L 6P8

T: 905-845-6613
F: 905-845-6475

Kerr Village BIA
323 Kerr Street, Suite 201
Oakville, ON L6k 3B9

905.849.8865 (phone)
905.849.1399 (fax)