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Refreshment cycles

All public service counters in the City are currently closed.
All business licenses that have expired since March 1, 2020 will be extended until further notice.
All fines, penalties and late fees have been temporarily suspended for any licence that has expired after March 1, 2020.
New licence applications are suspended until public counters reopen. Complaints related to business licensing will still be investigated.

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) $17.40
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $156.60
Copy of Vendors By-law 522-04, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
HST $4.23
Total $210.73

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 $166. 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) $17.80
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $160.20
Copy of Vendors By-law 522-04, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
Site inspection fee $107.22
HST $18.16
Total $335.88

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 $166. 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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