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Licences

Below you will find information and application forms for a variety of different licences. If you have questions regarding licencing, please call 905-318-5932 or fill out the inquiry form below.

  • Animal Licences
  • Business Licences
  • Lottery Licences
  • Marriage Licences
  • Inspection Contact Info

Please refer to  Schedule O – Licensing for the current fees

  • Dog Licence

    Please refer to the Animal Control page for information related to Dog Licences.

  • Kennel Licence

    “Kennel” includes a purebred kennel and Commercial Kennel and shall mean the premises of such an establishment in which more than two (2) dogs over sixteen (16) weeks of age are boarded, bred, kept or trained, but does not include:

    1.  A veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital;
    2.  A public pound or animal shelter used by the County for Impounding animals;
    3.  Any premises licensed under any statute of the Province of Ontario the Government of Canada, which permits the keeping of dogs and other animals under certain conditions;
    4.  A pet shop.

    Animal Control By-law 1396/13
    Kennel Licence Application

Please refer to Schedule B – Licensing for the current fees.

  • General Information

    Please e-mail licences@haldimandcounty.on.ca with any questions regarding lottery licences. You may also call 905-318-5932 ext. 6361 to speak with the Licensing Officer.

    The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) authorizes Haldimand County to provide lottery and gaming licenses to eligible organizations. The Criminal Code of Canada defines what types of gaming activities are illegal in Canada, and the provinces are assigned responsibility to operate, license and regulate legal forms of gaming.

    Council has the authority to issue licences for most lottery events conducted in Haldimand County including:

    • Bazaar gaming events;
    • Bingo events with prize boards of up to $5,500;
    • Break open ticket events that are not conducted in conjunction with another licensed gaming event, and where the tickets are sold within Haldimand County;
    • Raffles with prizes of up to $50,000.

    Lottery Group Eligibility

    Determining an organization’s eligibility for lottery licensing involves several steps and licensing officials must make eligibility decisions on a case-by-case basis by considering the specific circumstances of each organization. Licensing officials must also determine the eligible use of proceeds for each organization.

    Licences are only issued for the following charitable reasons:

    • The relief of poverty;
    • The advancement of education;
    • The advancement of religion;
    • Other charitable purposes that benefit the community.

    An organization must demonstrate how it has carried out charitable activities that benefit Ontario residents in a way that is consistent with its mandate for at least one year. If applying for subsequent licences, the organization must be in compliance with previous reporting requirements.

    Filling out the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Application is the first step in being considered as a possible eligible lottery group. (Note: An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.)

    How to Apply

    Submit a completed Lottery Licensing Eligibility Application with supporting documentation to:

    Licensing Officer 
    53 Thorburn Street South, Cayuga, ON  N0A 1E0
    905-318-5932
    licences@haldimandcounty.on.ca

    Fee

    • 3% of the retail value of all prizes to be given away (bazaars – 3% or $10/wheel)

    Please note that all financial lottery activity must be conducted within a lottery trust account.

  • Bazaar

    Please note: Filling out the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Application is the first step in being considered as a possible eligible lottery group. (Note: An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.)

    A bazaar is a sale of goods held to raise money for a charity.
    • Wheels of fortune – three wheel maximum ($2 maximum for individual bets).

    Review the AGCO’s Terms & Conditions for bazaar licences.

    Bazaar Application
    Bazaar Report

  • Bingo

    Please note: Filling out the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Application is the first step in being considered as a possible eligible lottery group. (Note: An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.)

    Bingo is a game of chance where players are awarded a prize or prizes for being the first to complete a specified arrangement of numbers on bingo paper, based on numbers selected at random.

    Review the AGCO’s Terms & Conditions for bingo licences.

    Bingo Application
    Bingo Report

  • Break Open Tickets

    Please note: Filling out the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Application is the first step in being considered as a possible eligible lottery group. (Note: An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.)

    Break open tickets are instant win lottery tickets. They are commonly known as pull tab or Nevada tickets and by brand name “Pocket Slots”. Break open tickets are made of cardboard, have one or more perforated cover window tabs hiding winning and losing numbers or symbols, and are played by tearing off the cover tabs.

    Review the AGCO’s Terms & Conditions for break open tickets.

    Break Open Ticket Application
    Break Open Ticket Report

  • Raffle

    Please note: Filling out the Lottery Licensing Eligibility Application is the first step in being considered as a possible eligible lottery group. (Note: An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.)

    A raffle is a lottery system where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize in a draw. The different types of raffles are usually identified by how the winner is determined. Raffle prizes may consist of merchandise or cash, or a combination of the two. The value of the prizes to be awarded, including any taxes must be $50,000 or less in order for Haldimand County to issue a licence.

    The following are permitted raffle lottery events:

    • Stub draw
    • Elimination draw
    • Calendar draw
    • “Golf ball drop” raffle lottery
    • Rubber duck race
    • 50/50 draw
    • Blanket raffle
    • Meat spin/turkey roll
    • “Name the raffle” lottery
    • Bossy bingo/cow patty bingo

    Review the AGCO’s Terms & Conditions for raffle licences.

    Raffle Application
    Blanket Raffle Application (if more than one type of raffle event will be held)
    Raffle Information Guide
    Raffle Report

Inspection contact list

Please note that application forms must be submitted in full, with all supporting documentation required (see checklists on each specific application). Applicants must arrange inspections with all required agencies.

  1. Haldimand County Building Division Contact
    (905) 318-5932
    E-mail for all inspection requests/letters of approval: building@haldimandcounty.on.ca
  2. Haldimand County Planning Contact
    (905) 318-5932
    E-mail for all zoning-related inquiries/letters of approval: planning@haldimandcounty.on.ca
  3. Haldimand County By-law Division Contact:
    E-mail for all inspection requests/letters of approval: bylaw@haldimandcounty.on.ca
  4. Haldimand County Fire Services Contact:
    (905) 318-5932 ext. 6227
    E-mail for all inspections/letters of approval: rgeerdink@haldimandcounty.on.ca
  5. Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Contact:
    HNHU.org
    E-mail for all inspection requests: EHThotline@hnhss.ca

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