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Refreshment vehicles

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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.

What you need to apply for a refreshment vehicle licence to drive a food truck or coffee truck in Mississauga.

To apply for a refreshment vehicle driver’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • A Driver/Operator Licence Application
  • Proof that you’re at least 18 years old
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, Class G minimum
  • 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
  • A photo of you. We’ll take your photo when you apply in person.

Licence fees

Type of fee Price
Initial licence fee (HST exempt) $17.50
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $157.50
Copy of Vehicle Licensing By-law, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
HST $4.23
Total $211.73

Renewing a driver’s licence

Your licence will expire every year on April 30. 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:

The fee to renew your licence is $170. 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.

To apply for a refreshment vehicle 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 18 years old
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • 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
  • Motor vehicle permit from the Ministry of Transportation
  • Certificate of insurance with a minimum $2 million coverage and endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • A Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Inspection report that shows vehicle has been accepted within 60 days
  • Lease agreement, if vehicle is leased
  • Health inspection from the Region of Peel
  • Technical safety standard authority (TSSA) propane inspection, if applicable
  • List of suppliers, if applicable

Your vehicle must be inspected at the Mobile Licensing Office.

Food truck owners will also need to submit:

  • Written consent from the owner of the property where the food truck will operate including location details and permitted hours of operation
  • A site plan showing the location of the food truck and all buildings, driveways and parking lots
  • Written consent from the local Business Improvement Association, if any
  • Written consent from the Commissioner of Community Services to operate on or near a City-owned property

Licence fees

A refreshment vehicle owner’s licence will cost $290.

Renewing an owner’s licence

Your licence will expire every year on April 30. 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 your renewal fee:

  • A Licence Renewal Application
  • Valid Master Business Name Registration, if applicable
  • Certificate of Insurance endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Provincial ownership of vehicle
  • Safety Standard Certificate
  • Technical Standards and Safety Authority Inspection Report, if propane is used
  • Health inspection from the Region of Peel

The fee to renew your licence is $281. 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.

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

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