Refreshment Vehicle Licence Application

To apply for a business licence through the Huntsville By-law Enforcement office. Licence is valid May 1st to October 31st of the application year, priority given to previous year’s applicants.


  • Applicant must be 21 years of age or older to apply.
  • If applying as a Limited Company or Partnership, please provide names of all principal officers.

Required Attachments Documentation (if applicable)

  • Building Compliance (including signage if required)
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fire Compliance
  • Health Unit Approval
  • Liquor Licence
  • Rental Agreement
  • Site Approval 
  • Valid Insurance Certificate (five million dollars)
  • Zoning Compliance

Site drawing guidelines

  • Located on a privately-owned lot with commercial or industrial zoning and in compliance with all applicable zone provisions
  • Located on lands not allocated for other use by an approved site plan under the Planning Act
  • Maximum licensed area including all appurtenances not to exceed 40 m2
  • Maximum grade of licensed area 3%
  • Structure/Vehicle should be attractive, well designed and with architectural appealing (not utilitarian)
  • Structure/ Vehicle should be incorporated with subtle earth tones
  • Trailers or Chip Wagons must be aesthetically screened
  • Signage not to exceed 3m2 in total and scaled to appropriate size in context of the structure
  • No day glo, sandwich boards or signage pertaining to anything other than business advertising shall be permitted
  • Refuse and “back of house items” to be well screened
  • Location not permitted on Right of Ways
  • Scaled drawings shall include:
    • Proposed location, height, dimensions, distances and uses of all structures / vehicle
    • Retaining walls, fences, vegetation
    • Storage and collection areas for refuse
    • Elevation
    • Parking
    • Traffic Patterns
    • Signage
    • Electrical

Application Fee

Application fee is based on Town of Huntsville's current year fees and charges by-law:

  • Seasonal Licence (May 1st to Oct 31st)  $450.00
  • Monthly extension to a Seasonal Licence  $125.00

Payment may be completed online using this form. Other options will be provided on next page.