The Municipality of Port Hope issues licenses and permits for a variety of purposes. Each one has its own application instructions and associated fees. Click on each link located to the right to view more information for the licences and permits that are available.

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Birth and Death Certificates

Register for birth and death certificates online.

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Building Permits

Apply for building permits and consultation meetings online.

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Burn Permits

Information about burns and applications to our Fire Administration Office for local burn permits.

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Business Licences

Apply for business licenses and permits such as B&B's, taxi's, and food vehicles.

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Dog Licences

Register your perfect pooch for a dog licence online or view information about Port Hope's dog licence by-laws.

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Heritage Permits

Changes to heritage homes require approval, which you can apply for here.

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Kennel Licences

Review guidelines on owning, operating, and registering a kennel.

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Fireworks

Find information on the discharging, consumption, and sale of fireworks in Port Hope.

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Lottery Licence

View regulations on lottery licences, if your organization is eligible, and how to obtain one.

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Marriages

To make your special day official, register for a marriage certificate and view our pre-marriage checklist.

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Planning an Event

Looking to plan an event in Port Hope? View all requirements and complete an application here.

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Planning and Development

View this page for a variety of municipal planning and development application forms.

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Plumbing Permits

Visit for information on application forms, fees, and inspections for plumbing and sewage permits.

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Recreation Assistance Fee

We want you to be able to join in the fun no matter what. Visit this page to learn how.

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Road Permits

Visit for information on temporarily occupying a road, exemption from heavy load restrictions, or entrance permits.

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Special Event Signs

Find information on special event signage and the application process.

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Salvage Yard Pemit

For more information on Salvage Yards permits.

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Line Fencing Act

Building a Fence?  Be sure you know the rules.