Get a business licence, permit or grant

Do business in Waterloo and apply for permits and support

Apply for a sign permit or variance
  • apply for sign permits and sign variances
  • find out where you can post notices and advertising
Apply for a business licence
  • apply online, in person or by mail
  • renew your licence, or get proof of status
Apply for a temporary or expanded patio
  • expand your business space outside with special permits
  • apply for a licence for special use
Apply for an uptown patio
  • how to have a sidewalk patio at your storefront in the uptown area
  • submit an application
Apply for an uptown business grant
  • learn about grants for various renovation projects in the uptown
  • apply for a grant
Apply for an affordable housing grant
  • apply for grants related to providing affordable housing
  • learn more about initiatives to increase affordable housing in the city
Get a film or television permit
  • get assistance with permits for the production of film and television projects
  • ensure compliance with local laws
Advertise with the city or sponsor city events
  • advertise in city facilities and publications 
  • sponsor city programs or events