Licences & Permits

When planning to open a business in Oakville, you need to know what permits or licences are required.

Depending on your business, permits may be required at the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels. You can find information about required Town of Oakville business licences and permits on the oakville.ca website.

BizPaL: Business starts here

BizPaL: Business starts here

BizPaL provides the information you need

BizPaL is an online service that outlines permits required at all levels of government. BizPaL will:

  • Ask you some generic information about what type of business you want to start
  • Generate a list (based on that information) of permits and licenses you may need in order to open your business
  • Give you detailed information about those permits and licenses

Please note: The Town of Oakville cannot guarantee that the BizPaL database is all-inclusive. You will still have to conduct additional research to ensure that your business is regulatory compliant.