Obtaining a lottery license
Fund-raising is an important financial component for many charitable and not-for profit organizations. The following information will assist those organization's interested in conducting a lottery event. Please note that this information is intended as a guide only and all organizations conducting a lottery event are responsible for ensuring that all events are operated legally.
Only approved charitable organizations are eligible for lottery licences. If your charitable organization is interested in applying for a lottery licence an eligibility review must first be conducted. Individuals wishing to conduct a lottery event are not eligible for a lottery licence.
How do I know if I require a lottery licence?
A lottery event may be defined as any event, which has the following three components:
A lottery event exists if money or some other consideration is given for a chance to win a prize.
What kinds of events require a lottery licence?
All lottery events require a lottery licence in order to be permitted. Lottery events held without a licence are prohibited by the Criminal Code of Canada.
What types of games can a licence be issued for?
Municipalities may issue a licence to charitable organizations for the following events only:
What types of games are prohibited?
For more information please contact the Licensing Officer at 519-736-0012 x 2219
|Business and Taxi|
Business licence requirements
Businesses operating in the Town of Amherstburg may require a Business Licence from the Town of Amherstburg's Licensing Department. The Town regulates different types of businesses for the purpose of health and safety, nuisance control and consumer protection.
Business Licences are issued and governed by Town of Amherstburg.
To find out if your particular business is subject to a Business Licence contact the Licensing Department at 519-736-0012 ext. 2219.
Application and forms
Once you submit the application with the appropriate fee it is your responsibility to book the required inspections pertaining to your application.
Taxi Licences are issued and governed by Town of Amherstburg By-law 2012-114
Submit all completed applications to the Licensing Department
Couples planning to marry in Ontario can get their Marriage Licence at the Town of Amherstburg.
A licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for 90 days from the date of issue.
Applications are also available at:
271 Sandwich Street South
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The fee is $117.00, taxes included. Payment by cash, debit or cheque is accepted.
DIVORCED OUTSIDE CANADA
If you were divorced outside of Canada, the applicant must obtain authorization from the Office of the Registrar General before a Marriage Licence can be issued. Please consult with the Clerk's
Liquor licence application
Temporary Extension Applications
Liquor Licences for permanent establishments are granted by the AGCO. As part of the process of applying for a licence, the applicant is required to provide a number of approvals from the municipal authority.
The Licensing Department assists business owners by coordinating municipal approvals (Fire Department, Building Department, Clerk's department). Applicants are required to contact the Health Department directly for approvals required from that authority.
Applicants must obtain an application package directly from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website at www.agco.on.ca or by calling 1-800-522-2876. The package will contain a Municipal Information Form and/or Agency Letter of Approval(s).
The forms must be filled out and brought to the Licensing Department at Town Hall, together with the completed Municipal Information form a copy of the sketch/plan and a processing fee of $50.00 (to be made by cash, cheque or debit).
The Licensing Department will do the following:
Please allow 3 weeks for the Town to complete the forms.
|Special Occasion Permit|
A Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required any time liquor is offered for sale or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment (other than a private indoor area). SOP are for occasion, special events only and not for personal profit.
Applicants can obtain an application package directly from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website at www.agco.on.ca or by calling 1-800-522-2876.
The Applicant is required to provide notification of the event (in writing) to the local Municipal Clerk's Department, Police, Fire and Health Department at least 30 or 60 days before the event informing the authority of the event and identifying any physical boundaries.
Please note: if a tent or marque is used, you must also notify the Building Department in writing.
The Licensing Department will assist Applicants by coordinating these notices to Police, Fire and Building Departments. Applicants are required to contact the Health Department directly for approvals required from that authority. Please attach a copy of the Application for Special Occasion Permit for our reference.
The Licensing Department will do the following:
Please note: ensure that the Town receives these notices in the time as noted under AGCO guidelines (30 or 60 days)
Submit all completed applications to the Licensing Department located at:
271 Sandwich Street South
519-736-0012 ext. 2219
Requests for Noise By-law exemption requires the approval of Town Council, therefore, it is necessary for applications to be received at least 30 days prior to the planned event.
An administration fee of $50.00 is payable with the completed application.
Noise exemption applications are also available by contacting the Licensing Department at 519-736-0012 ext. 2219.
Please return the completed application with your payment to:
271 Sandwich St S
Amherstburg, ON, N9V 2A5
Death Certificates for a death that occurred in Ontario can be obtained online by visiting Service Ontario
To order a death certificate, you will need:
For further information, phone the Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156.
The Town of Amherstburg's By-law # 2012-104 states that all dogs must be licensed yearly on or before April 30th each year and must be renewed annually.
Identification Tags assist with the recovery of lost dogs as they provide a unique identification number that is tracked in our database and provided to our Animal Control Officer. When your Dog Tag is renewed your pet's record includes the pet owner's address and phone number, as well as your pets tattoos, microchip number, and any other identifying information.
Please print and complete the application form below.
Dog Licence Fees:
|Portable Sign Permit|
Portable sign shall mean any sign which is not permanently affixed to the ground, building or structure and which is designed with or without wheels, so as to facilitate its movement from place to place.
A Portable Sign Permit is required to display a portable sign on private property in the Municipality. Completed forms must be submitted to the Municipal office along with the required fee.
Helen Sweet, Licensing Officer
Telephone: 519-736-0012 extension 2219
Public Events have a very positive impact on the municipality and the spirit of our community. The Town supports new and existing Public Events that not only boost the economy in our Town, but bolsters the quality of life for our residents and brings new visitors to Amherstburg!
A Public Event on Town property may be defined as, but is not limited to:
For more information, please contact:
Anne Rota, Manager of Tourism and Culture
Rick Daly, Manager of Recreation Services