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What you need to apply for an ice cream truck driver’s licence or an ice cream truck operator’s licence in Mississauga.

You can apply for an ice cream truck driver’s licence online or log in to manage your licence application.

Manage licence Start application

To apply for an ice cream truck driver’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • A Driver/Operator Licence Application
  • Proof that you’re at least 18 years old
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence, Class G minimum
  • Ontario driver’s record
  • A certificate of medical fitness issued in the last 30 days proving you’re fit to drive and free from communicable diseases
  • A letter of employment from a licensed ice cream truck owner
  • A photo of you. We’ll take your photo when you apply in person. If you apply online you’ll need to upload a photo. Photos must:
    • Be clear, sharp and in focus with no shadows or glare
    • You must be looking at the camera with your face and shoulders centred in the photo and a neutral facial expression

Licence fees

An ice cream truck driver’s licence will cost $175.


Renewing a driver’s licence

Your licence will expire every year on April 30. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

To renew your licence you’ll need to submit the following and pay your renewal fee:

  • A Licence Renewal Application
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence, Class G minimum
  • Ontario driver’s record (provided by the Mobile Licensing Office and included in your renewal fee)

Renewal fee

The fee to renew your licence is $170.

If you pay the renewal fee more than 10 business days after your licence expiry date there will be an additional fee of $90.68.

Renew licence in person

Book an appointment to submit your documents and pay your fee in person to the Mobile Licensing Office.

You’ll only be admitted to the building if you have a scheduled appointment. Only one person may attend the appointment. If you’re late by 10 minutes or more, your appointment will be cancelled and you’ll need to reschedule.

If you don’t renew your licence within 30 days of the expiry date, you’ll have to reapply as a new applicant.

To apply for an ice cream truck owner’s licence you’ll need to submit:

  • An Owner Licence Application. This must be completed by the business owner, partner, president or an authorized agent.
  • Proof that you’re at least 18 years old
  • Proof of Canadian Citizenship, landed immigrant status or a valid work permit
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence, Class G minimum
  • Articles of incorporation and/or business registration documents, if applying as a company
  • A copy of the registered declaration of partnership if applying as a registered partnership
  • Certificate of insurance with a minimum $2 million coverage and endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Motor vehicle permit from the Ministry of Transportation
  • Lease agreement, if vehicle is leased
  • Safety standards certificate
  • Health inspection from the Region of Peel
  • Park Permit, if applicable

Your vehicle must be inspected at the Mobile Licensing Office before your licence can be issued.

Licence fees

An ice cream truck owner’s licence will cost $409.

Renewing an owner’s licence

Your licence will expire every year on April 30. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address we have on file for you.

To renew your licence you’ll need to submit the following documents and pay the renewal fee:

  • A Licence Renewal Application
  • Valid master business name registration, if applicable
  • Certificate of insurance endorsed to the City of Mississauga
  • Proof of vehicle ownership
  • Safety standard certificate
  • Health inspection from the Region of Peel

The vehicle must be inspected at the Mobile Licensing Office before your licence can be issued.

Renewal fee

The fee to renew your licence is $401.

If you pay the renewal fee more than 10 business days after your licence expiry date there will be an additional fee of $90.68.

Renew licence in person

Book an appointment to submit your documents and pay your fee in person to the Mobile Licensing Office.

You’ll only be admitted to the building if you have a scheduled appointment. Only one person may attend the appointment. If you’re late by 10 minutes or more, your appointment will be cancelled and you’ll need to reschedule.

If you don’t renew your licence within 30 days of the expiry date, you’ll have to reapply as a new applicant.

To operate your ice cream truck in City parks, enter the ice cream truck lottery that takes place from March to April each year.

Lottery information is posted on the City’s bids&tenders pages.