New business ventures benefit from extensive planning and research. Learn which permits and licences you need for your new business by using BizPaL. You will generally want to start by considering:

  • Zoning

    The property where your business is to be located must be in compliance with current zoning by-laws applicable to your particular type of business. This applies to all businesses, including home occupations. Please discuss zoning information with the Planning Department at 1211 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, 613-546-4291, ext. 3180.

For more information please visit the zoning bylaw page.

Before You Start

Contact the following agencies to register for:

Vendor Permit:

  • Call the Ministry of Revenue at 1-866-ONT-TAXS (1-866-668-8297)
  • Register on-line at
  • Register at a ServiceOntario Centre

Harmonized Sales Tax:

Registration Department
Revenue Canada Excise
31 Hyperion Court
Postal Box 2600
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 5P3

Business Name:

Service Ontario
1201 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario  K7K 6X4