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Refreshment vehicles

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) $17.20
Balance of licence fee (HST exempt) $154.80
Copy of Vehicle Licensing By-law, as amended (if provided by the City) $32.50
HST $4.23
Total $176.23

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 $167. 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 $285.

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 $276. 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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