The Township of Bonnechere Valley
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LICENSING

Dogs

By-Law #2005-36 require that all dogs be licensed by their owners each calendar year. There shall be no more than four (4) animals per household at any one time.

Dog Licenses:

  • License Fee for all dogs before March 31st in any year $20
  • License Fee for all dogs after March 31st in any year $3

Exception: The dog tag fee for service and therapy dogs shall be waived upon presentation of their Proof of Certification.  Dogs shall be registered with the Township and be tagged.

Kennel Licenses:

  • License Fee before March 31st in any year $50
  • License Fee after March 31st in any year $75

Impound & Maintenance Fees:

  • Impound Fee $25
  • Daily Maintenance Fees (daily or part day) $10

Lottery Licensing

Lottery Licensing eligibility of your organization will be determined by the licensing office. The licensing authority will review all relevant documentation to determine eligibility. These decisions are based on what is considered charitable in law according to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Marriage License Information

The Township of Bonnechere Valley serves the public directly by issuing Marriage Licenses. There are certain stipulations and requirements for marriages in Ontario and for the issuance of a Marriage license in The Township of Bonnechere Valley.  Please review these requirements carefully (see applicable downloads and supporting documentation below).

Please be advised that in order to apply for a Marriage License both individuals must present their Birth Certificates and Government issued Photo Identifications.

Please be advised that the expected time frame from dropping off the Marriage License Application to receiving the completed Marriage License is 2 business days.  Please find at the top of this page a Marriage License Application Form and required information to obtain a marriage license from The Township of Bonnechere Valley.

Transient Traders

A transient trader is defined as:

“A person who conducts business on an ad hoc basis and pays no business tax to the Township of Bonnechere Valley under the Assessment Act.”

Individuals wishing to engage in the transient sale of goods within the municipality must obtain a transient trader's license from The Township of Bonnechere Valley prior to engaging in any business activity.

The prescribed fee for a Transient Trader's License is as follows:

  • Annual:  $200.00

Application forms and Licenses are available during regular business hours at the municipal office from Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By-law No. 2003-09 governs the activities of Transient Traders who are engaged in business activity within the Township of Bonnechere Valley.

Lottery License Information

The eligibility of your organization will be determined by the licensing office. The licensing authority will review all relevant documentation to determine eligibility. These decisions are based on what is considered charitable in law according to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Your organization may qualify for a lottery license if it provides a charitable service to Ontario residents under one of these categories:

  • Relieve Poverty
  • Advance Religion
  • Advance Education
  • Benefit the Community

The following pre-requisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery license.

  1. Organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered eligible for lottery licenses.
  2. The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents.
  3. Completion of the Town of Renfrew Application for Licensing Eligibility form.

Lottery licensing refers to lottery schemes permitted by the license under the Criminal Code of Canada. Typically, these may include Bingos, Raffles, Break Open Tickets and social gaming events held by charitable or religious organizations. Licensed Charitable or Religious Organizations must conduct and manage their events in accordance with licensing policies and the terms and conditions of the licenses and fulfill all prescribed reporting requirements. It is illegal to print tickets, promote or conduct a charitable gaming event without a license.

For more information to go to the AGCO WEBSITE and read all the policies and procedures for lotteries.

RAFFLE LOTTERIES

A raffle is a lottery scheme where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize in a draw.To qualify for a raffle license your organization must have a proven charitable mandate. Your application must be completed by two members of your organization and returned to the Treasury Department for review and approval. Please allow 3 business days for processing. The license fee is 3% of the value of the prizes.


The application must include the location, date and time of draw. Price of the tickets. Total number of tickets printed. Rules for the draw. The cutoff date for tickets sales. A complete list of prizes, with their full retail value (plus taxes) – attach to application if there is not enough room on form. (if your prize(s) are donated a prize value is still mandatory). In the case of 50/50 draws the estimated maximum value of the prize is required.

Please find related Lottery Documents on this page.


BREAK OPEN TICKET LOTTERIES

Break Open Ticket (Nevada) is a game of chance to win instant prizes by revealing a specified arrangement of numbers or symbols. Prizes may be instant prizes or a chance to win prizes determined by a subsequent event.

Break Open Ticket License Application Checklist

  • Application for Licensing Eligibility form (Required Yearly)
  • License Fee
  • The fee for a Break Open Ticket License is 3% of the total prizes to be awarded. (cheque payable to Town of Renfrew or cash)
  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of preceding and current operating budget, which includes all sources of revenues and expenses
  • Copy of proposed lottery budget
  • Type and style or styles of tickets to be sold (ticket samples not required)
  • The organization's system for keeping track of sales and inventory
  • A list of bona fide members assisting with the Break Open Ticket administration/sales
  • A copy of the Break Open Ticket Seller Registration must be presented for your file
  • Governing Documents, constitution and/or by-laws, letters patent, charter, trust deed, memorandum of association, signed as required.
  • Detailed Outline of programs/services; What they are, how delivered to clients, specific costs, supporting materials
  • Organization's Current operating budget
  • Organization's verified financial statements for the last fiscal year (Required Yearly)
  • List of the Board of Directors (Required Yearly)
  • Membership list (if applicable)
  • Organization's Annual Report (if applicable)
  • Latest Report to the Public Guardian and Trustee (if applicable)
  • Revenue Canada notification of registration letter (If Registered)

The licensee may lease or rent break open ticket dispensers provided it complies with the requirements and standards for devices, is approved by the Registrar and is manufactured by a gaming equipment manufacturer and supplied by a gaming equipment supplier or gaming equipment manufacturer registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 and Regulations.

The licensee shall provide a licensing authority with a financial report outlining the results of the lottery on the prescribed form in the prescribed time frame.

Please find related Lottery Documents on this page.


BINGO LOTTERIES

To qualify for a bingo lottery license your organization must have a proven charitable mandate. The fee for a Bingo license is 3% of the prize board.

Please find related Lottery Documents on this page.

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