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Many of the questions asked of our staff concern navigating the web of government rules and regulations. It is those relatively small transactions such as, getting a marriage licence, building permit or trying to sell goods and services to the municipality that most often dazzle the public.

Many services provided by Oshawa are done on behalf of the Province of Ontario. Several thousand birth, death and marriage transactions take place every year and affect thousands of our residents. All new business categories licensed by the City of Oshawa must also register with the Province. This section will provide guidance on how to register these critical events or begin your entrepreneurial career.

Within this section , you will find a starting point to legally developing your new business idea in Oshawa, equitably competing for municipal requests for proposals or how to request Corporate information about the City of Oshawa, and more.