Driving business licencing moves online in Brampton


Published April 19, 2023 at 1:03 pm

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Food trucks, taxis, and other driving businesses in Brampton will need to go online to renew or apply for licensing through the City’s online application and renewal system

From health card renewal to applying for a marriage license, the City of Brampton and the province have been moving more applications and renewals for licensing online in recent months.

Now, mobile business drivers and operators like tow trucks and driving schools will need to apply for and renew licences and vehicle plates online.

Requests for licences and vehicle plates will now only be accepted through the online application process, but kiosks are available at Flower City Community Campus for Brampton residents who do not have access to a computer.

The following mobile businesses currently require a licence and vehicle plate in order to operate within the City of Brampton:

• Limousine
• Tow trucks
• Driving school vehicles
• Taxi
• Refreshment vehicles (food trucks, ice cream trucks, catering vehicles)

The City’s Licensing Enforcement team makes sure that vehicles and drivers in Brampton meet the qualifications under City bylaws before a licence is issued, and includes motor vehicle safety inspections, criminal, MTO checks and insurance.

The province has rolled out more ServiceOntario online options and virtual appointments in Brampton to help cut down on wait times and improve accessibility.

Customers can use their smartphones or computers to book in-person visits for multiple services in a single appointment. You can also book a single appointment for an entire family, and customers will have the option to identify accessibility needs ahead of their appointment.


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