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Refreshment cycles

How to apply for a refreshment cycle or ice cream cycle owner or operator licence in Mississauga.

To apply for a refreshment cycle operator’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • A Driver/Operator Licence Application
  • Proof that you’re at least 15 years old
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • Original criminal record search
  • A certificate of medical fitness proving you’re fit to drive and free from communicable diseases, issued in the last 30 days
  • A letter of potential employment from a licensed refreshment vehicle owner
  • Your photo. We’ll take your photo when you apply in person.

Licence fees

Type of fee Price
Initial licence fee (HST exempt) $17.10
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $153.90
Copy of Vendors By-law 522-04, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
HST $4.23
Total $207.73

Renewing an operator’s licence

Your licence will expire every year on your birthday. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

To renew your licence you’ll need to submit a Licence Renewal Application and pay the renewal fee of $163. If you pay the renewal fee more than 10 business days after your licence expiry date there will be an additional fee of $89.55.

If you don’t renew your licence within 30 days of the expiry date, you’ll have to reapply as a new applicant.

To apply for a refreshment cycle owner’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • An Owner Licence Application. This must be completed by the business owner, partner, president or an authorized agent.
  • Proof that you’re at least 15 years old
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • Letter of authorization from property owner that shows:
    • The name of the refreshment cycle owner
    • Site map that shows where the cycle will be located
    • A list of the items for sale from the cart
    • Hours and terms of operation
  • Original criminal record search
  • Articles of incorporation and/or business registration documents, if applying as a company
  • A copy of the registered declaration of partnership, if applying as a registered partnership
  • Certificate of insurance with a minimum $2 million coverage and endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Health inspection from the Region of Peel
  • Site location inspection, if applicable
  • Park permit, if you’re operating in a park

The cycle must be inspected at the Mobile Licensing Office before your licence can be issued.

Licence fees

Type of fee Price
Initial licence fee (HST exempt) $17.50
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $157.50
Copy of Vendors By-law 522-04, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
Site inspection fee $104.50
HST $17.81
Total $329.81

Renewing an owner’s licence

Your licence will expire every year on your birthday. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

To renew your licence you’ll need to submit the following documents and pay the renewal fee:

  • A Licence Renewal Application
  • Valid Master Business Name Registration, if applicable
  • Certificate of Insurance endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Health inspection from the Region of Peel, if applicable

The fee to renew your licence is $163. If you pay the renewal fee more than 10 business days after your licence expiry date there will be an additional fee of $89.55.

If you don’t renew your licence within 30 days of the expiry date, you’ll have to reapply as a new applicant.

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