The Clerks Department is responsible for the following licences (with more details below):
Itinerant Vendors (previously Hawkers & Peddlers)
Refreshment Vehicle Licences
DOG TAG LICENCE
Animal Control By-law 021-2014, Section 2.1, states that “No person shall own, possess, harbour or keep any dog within the Municipality unless a tag has been issued for the dog by the Municipality in accordance with the provisions of this By-law”. The By-law requires that every dog owner license their dog each year.
Why should I license my dog?
Not only does purchasing a Town of Cobourg Dog Tag mean you are complying with Animal Control By-law 021-2014, licensing your dog ensures that you can be notified if your dog ever goes missing. Your municipality keeps a record of every Town of Cobourg Dog Tag sold. The unique number on the Tag can be traced back to you if your lost dog is found. Dog Tag Sales also contribute to the operational costs for services provided by the Shelter of Hope.
What is the cost of a Town of Cobourg Dog Tag?
Town of Cobourg Dog Tags can be purchased for $15 for a spayed/neutered animal
and $20 for a natural animal.
Where can I buy my Town of Cobourg Dog Tag?
Dog Tags are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Finance Office, Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West. For added convenience, the Town of Cobourg offers Door to Door Dog Tag Sales through licensed Dog Tag Sales Agents.
What is the fine for unlicensed dogs?
The Set Fine for an Unlicensed Dog is $75.00. The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg’s By-Law Enforcement Officers have the authority and will be issuing tickets for unlicensed dogs, unleashed dogs and dogs running at large.
Who can I contact for additional information?
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg Legislative Services Department,
55 King Street West, Victoria Hall, Cobourg
ITINERANT VENDOR LICENCE (formerly Hawkers and Peddlers)
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg issues Licences to Itinerant Vendors operating within the municipality.
Itinerant Vendors are:
- any person who goes from place to place or to a particular place with goods, wares or merchandise for sale, or who carries or exposes samples, patterns or specimens of any goods, wares or merchandise which are delivered in the municipality afterwards, and includes any door to door business, trade or calling, transient traders and hawkers and peddlers.
- any person engaged in the sale of any item or service while on a public street, sidewalk or other municipal property under the jurisdiction of the Town of Cobourg;
- any person whose business includes soliciting, negotiating or arranging for the signing by a buyer, at a place other than the seller's permanent place of business.
A Lottery Scheme is defined as any scheme that has the following three components: a prize; a chance to win the prize; and consideration (a fee). Therefore, Lottery Licences are required if money is paid for a chance to win a prize.
In Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for regulating licensed Lottery Events conducted by charitable organizations to raise funds for their charitable purposes. Order-in-Council 1413/08 and the Gaming Control Act, 1992 provide that Municipal Councils may issue Lottery Licences to charitable organizations on behalf of the Province of Ontario.
Municipalities issue Licences for various Lottery Events such as Break-Open tickets, Raffles under $50,000 and BINGO Events. Municipal Lottery Licences can only be obtained from your local Municipal Office. In order for an organization to be issued a Town of Cobourg Municipal Lottery Licence, they must first pre-qualify and be registered with the Town of Cobourg.
Hours Issued - 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
License fee - $125.00 by cash, cheque or debit
The application forms for marriage licenses can be obtained in the Municipal Clerk's Department (905) 372-4301 at
Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg and we have provided a complete package of information below.
For people who were divorced outside of Canada, please click on the link below for information/requirements.
Foreign Divorce Requirements
REFRESHMENT VEHICLE LICENCE
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg issues Licences to Refreshment Vehicles operating within the municipality.
Refreshment Vehicles are:
any vehicle whether motorized or not from which refreshments are offered for sale for consumption to the public and shall include a motor vehicle, motor assisted bicycle, trailer, bicycle, tricycle or any other vehicle drawn, propelled or driven by any kind of power, including muscular power, and includes fixed or mobile barbecues.
SECOND HAND GOODS LICENCE
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg issues Licences to Second Hand Goods Dealers operating within the municipality.
Second Hand Goods Dealer shall mean a person who carries on the business of buying, selling, taking in trade, procuring, offering for sale or accepting in pawn second hand property, or who operates a second hand dealer’s premises, and this includes any person who travels from place to place to sell second hand goods, as a Second Hand dealer.
TAXICAB OWNERS and DRIVERS
Taxicab Drivers and Owners BY-LAW 014-2014 PDF
A "taxicab" is a motor vehicle having a seating capacity of not more than six persons, exclusive of the Driver, hired for a Trip forf the exclusive transportation of one person or group of persons, with one Fare being collected or made for the Trip.
Taxicab Fares are regulated by Cobourg Municipal Council and may be amended from time to time.
Taxicab Fares / Taxicab Passenger Bill of Rights