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Applications, Licences and Permits

The Town of Essex can help you locate the applications, licences and permits you need. The application process and associated fees will vary depending on the type of application, licence or permit required. Some frequently requested applications and links to related information are provided below.





Accessible Essex

Customer Service Feedback Form

 Basement Flooding

Subsidy Program

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program Information and Application

Certification of Documents and Oaths


Certification of Documents


Commissioner of Oaths


Communities in Bloom


Communities in Bloom

2017 Front Yard and Balcony Contest Application



Appear before Council

Delegation Request Form


 Proclamation Request Form




Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement for Property Taxes Enrollment Form



Burn Permits

 Open Air Burn Permit Application


Fireworks Application

 Fun Fest


Essex Festival Committee

Fun Fest Parade Entry Form


Fun Fest Vendor Application



Life Events


Birth and Death Certificates


Marriage Licences and Certificates


Special Occasion Certificates


Licences and Permits


 Boating Licences


Building and Demolition Permits

Building Permit Application

Burn Permits


Business Licences

Business Registry Application

Dog Licences

Dog Tag Application

Driveway Entrance Permits


Lottery Licences


Parade Permits

Parade or Procession Application

Roadway Permits




Application for Plan of Subdivision or Condominium


Application for Consent


Application for Minor Variance


Application for Official Plan Amendment


Application for Site Plan Control


Application for Zoning By-law Amendment


Business Registry Application


Essex Centre Community Improvement Plan Application


Harrow Community Improvement Plan Application



Application for Sports Facilities


Certificate of Insurance


Clubhouse Day Camp Registration Form


Program Proposal Form


Program Refund/Credit Request Form


Program Refund/Credit Request Form - Specialty Programs


Recreation and Culture Employment Application