Applications & Licences


By-law enforcement


Financial Services

  • FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM - This application form is for persons wishing to apply for the Façade Improvement Program pursuant to the Township of Norwich Community Improvement Plan.
  • TAX GRANT BACK PROGRAM APPLICATION - This application form is for persons wishing to apply for the Tax Grant Back Program pursuant to the Township of Norwich Community Improvement Plan.
  • Application for Vacancy Rebate - Application for Rebate of Property Taxes for Vacancies in Commercial and Industrial Buildings
  • Email Tax Bills Authorization - The Township of Norwich is now offering residents and businesses the opportunity to receive Property Tax
    Bills and Notices by e-mail as opposed to regular mail.



Licence Applications

Dog Licencing - Docupet

As of September 2021, the Township of Norwich has partnered with DocuPet to offer pet licensing services in the municipality. DocuPet is a world-leading pet profile, lost pet, and licensing platform. Pet owners are now able to license pets through a simple online process at  

You may also license in person at the Township of Norwich or by calling DocuPet at 1-855-249-1370.

Pet licences are important as they serve as a critical method of identifying dogs in the Township of Norwich. Pets wearing valid licence tags spend little to no time at local shelters, reserving that valuable space for the animals that truly need it.

In addition to a contactless licence application and delivery, DocuPet offers a free 24/7 HomeSafe™ lost pet service included with each licence and the option to upgrade to a colorful designer tag that doubles as the pet’s official licence.

The unique identification number on the reverse of your pet’s DocuPet licence tag is linked to an online pet profile that can be accessed by Township staff, where your contact information and details about your pet can be looked up in the event that they get loose.

We are excited to offer residents this simplified and improved process for pet licensing.

Visit for more information, or contact DocuPet by phone at 1-855-249-1370, or email at

Thank you, 

The Township of Norwich


If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Protective Services Department at 519-468-2410.

Licencing/Tag Fees:
Before March 31st (2022)

  • Spayed or Neutered Dog – Twenty dollars ($20.00) per dog with Veterinary’s Certificate (Proof of Spay/Neuter).
  • Intact Dog – Thirty dollars ($30.00) per dog.

as of April 1st of the Licensing Year

  • All Dogs (Spay/Neuter/Intact) – Fifty dollars ($50.00) per dog with no exceptions.

Once licences are purchased for the year 2022 and onward, the license will be valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.

Lost or Stray Dogs
If your dog is missing or you have a problem with a stray dog, please contact:
HILLSIDE KENNELS at 1-888-469-3247


The Township of Norwich may issue a lottery licence for specific charitable gaming, to eligible organizations. For additional information regarding Lottery Licences and eligibility please refer to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). First time applicants should read the Charitable Lottery Licencing Overview.

Note: An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence

You Must Follow These Three (3) Steps:
1. Lottery Licence Eligibility Review
2. Lottery Licence Application
3. Lottery Licence Reporting

1. Lottery Licence Eligibility Review
If your organization has not been licensed by the Township in the past two years you must provide the Municipal Clerk with a completed Lottery Licence Eligibility Application and supporting documentation. Staff will review your application and notify you of your organization's eligibility to conduct a lottery.

2. Lottery Licence Application Process



A raffle is a lottery where tickets are sold for a chance to win a prize at a draw. This includes 50/50, elimination, stub and calendar draws. The Township may licence raffles with prizes up to $50,000.

Applicationto Manage and Conduct a Raffle

Please review the Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions and the Lottery LicenceTerms and Conditions

Raffle Licence Report

Break Open Tickets

Break open tickets are instant win tickets. A break open ticket is a device made of cardboard and which has perforated cover window tabs behind which are symbols revealed by tearing open the cover tab. The winning combination of symbols is specified on the back of the ticket.

Applicationfor Break Open Ticket Lottery Licence

Please review the Break Open Ticket Terms and Conditions and the Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions

Break Open Ticket Lottery Report

Bingo or Media Bingo Event

Bingo is a game of chance where players are awarded a prize or prizes for being the first to complete a specified arrangement of numbers selected at random.

Regular and Special Bingo Licence Terms and Conditions

Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery

Bingo Lottery Report

Media Bingo is a bingo event that is conducted on or through media such as radio or newspaper.

The Township may licence bingo or media bingo events, held in a public place, with a prize board up to $5,500.

Media Bingo Terms and Conditions

Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery

Media Bingo Lottery Report

Lottery Event at a Bazaar

A municipality may issue a licence to an eligible charitable or religious organization for bazaar events

Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions

Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar

Lottery Report

3. Lottery Licence Reporting

A Lottery Report and supporting documentation must be completed and filed with the Municipal Clerk within 30 days of the holding of the lottery in accordance with the terms and conditions under which the lottery licence was issued.

Any person operating a Refreshment Vehicle within the Township of Norwich must adhere to the provisions of By-law 50-84. As such, they are required to complete an application form and submit it together with a current Food Safety Inspection Report from the County of Oxford and payment in the amount of $150.00 to the Clerk's department.

Refreshment Vehicle Application Form

Marriage Licence - To get a marriage licence, you will need to Complete a Marriage Licence Application form and it must be signed by both parties.

◾bring 2 pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married (one piece of identification must include your photo).

Examples of government-issued identification:
◾government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificates
◾valid passport
◾record of immigrant landing
◾Canadian Citizenship Card
◾valid driver’s licence
◾valid Ontario Photo Card
◾pay a fee (fees vary and depend on the municipality)

The licence fee is $110.00 and can be paid by cash, cheque or debit.

A marriage licence is valid for 3 months from the date it was issued.

*** In order to ensure that staff are available to issue the marriage licence, please make an appointment by contacting the Clerk's Department
Phone: 519-468-2410 (Kimberley Armstrong extension 226 or

Marriage Licence Application form