Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Permits, Licenses & Zoning

BizPaL, the online Business Permits and Licences Service

Starting or expanding your business often requires many permits and licences from different levels of government.

BizPal is a convenient, time saving online service that will help you figure out what permits and licences you need from the government of Canada, the Ontario government and the City of Kawartha Lakes.
How does BizPal work?

You will be asked a short series of questions about the nature and scope of your proposed or existing business. Based on your answers, you will get a customized list of permits and licences you need along with more information on how to get them. You can save, print or e-mail the list for future reference.

Please note that all of the information that you provide is done so anonymously, and that you may save, print or e-mail your results for future reference.

Every effort is made to provide you with correct and complete information regarding permits and licences; however, making sure that all required permits and licences are obtained remains the responsibility of the business person. If you notice any omissions or errors in the information provided on BizPaL, please contact us

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Zoning Information

The Development Services Department is located at the Lindsay Municipal Service Centre, 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay. Applications for various planning activities can be obtained at any of the Municipal Service Centres located in Bethany, Bobcaygeon, Coboconk, Kirkfield, Lindsay and Omemee or by visiting the appropriate section below and downloading the forms. To obtain more information on the application process, please review the process guide under each section.

To contact the Development Services Department:

Planning Department
(705) 324-9411 Ext. 1231
Toll Free 1 (888) 822-2225 Ext. 1231

Building Department
(705) 324-9411 Ext. 1288
Toll Free 1 (888) 822-2225 Ext. 1288 


180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, OntarioK9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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