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Adult Service License

The Adult Services Licensing Bylaw No. 9011 requires that every person engaged in an adult service business must obtain an adult service license.  The license is non-transferable and must be renewed annually.

Adult Service means any service of an adult nature appealing to or designed to appeal to erotic or sexual appetites or inclinations.  These services include:

  • acting as an escort, companion, guide or date 
  • modeling lingerie 
  • performing a striptease or similar dance 
  • performing a body rub

License Types

Adult Service Agency

  • a business which offers to arrange or arranges the supply of adult services 
  • a business which is the registered user of a telephone number of cellular number that is advertised as the number to call to received an adult service 
  • a business which pays for, places or arranges an advertisement in any media offering to supply an adult services 
  • a business which operates an internet website promoting an adult service business or offering to supply an adult service

Adult Service Agency License Application 
License Fee: $500

Independent Adult Service Agency

  • An any adult service business which is owned, operated and serviced by one adult service performer. Must be a Saskatoon resident. 

Independent Adult Service Agency Application
License Fee: $250

Adult Service Performer

  • A person who is employed by, affiliated with or contracted by an adult service agency to perform an adult service on behalf of the agency. Must be a Saskatoon resident.  If a Performer is not affiliated with or contracted by an Agency, they will be required to apply for an Independent Adult Service Agency License.

Adult Service Performer Application
License Fee: $250

Transient Adult Service Performer

  • An adult service performer that does not reside or maintain a place of business in the City of Saskatoon and is employed by, affiliated with or
    contracted by an Adult Service Agency to perform an adult service on behalf of the agency.

Transient Adult Service Performer Application
License Fee: $250

Transient Independent Adult Service Agency

  • An adult service performer that does not reside or maintain a place of business in the City of Saskatoon and is not employed by, affiliated with or
    contracted by an Adult Service Agency to perform an adult service on behalf of the agency.

 Transient Independent Adult Service Agency Application
License Fee: $250

Adult Service Worker

  • A person who is employed by an adult service agency in a capacity other than an adult service performer

Adult Service Worker Application
License Fee: $250 

Process

All applications will require supporting documents, such as a Criminal Record Check (issued within the last 3 months), government issued photo ID, and proof of Canadian Citizenship or residency status.  Payment of license fees must be paid in full at the time of submitting the application.

Upon receiving the completed application, Business License Program staff will review the application for compliance with land-use and building regulations.  The application along with the supporting documents will be forwarded to Saskatoon Police Service for their review.  If the applicant is deemed eligible for a license, a pre-approval letter will be sent to the applicant at their specified address.

The applicant will be given instructions to contact Saskatoon Police Service 306-975-2377 or 306-975-8255 within 30 days of the dated letter to arrange an appointment for photo/license ID and pick up of their adult service license.

An approved adult service agency will receive an adult service license which must be visibly displayed at the place of business for which the license was issued.  All adult service performers, adult service workers and transient adult service performers will receive a police issued photo/license ID which must be carried and available for inspection at all times.

Adult Service Licenses are non-transferrable.  It is the responsibility of the adult service license holder to contact our office with any changes to their business.

Note: Processing of applications will take 3 to 5 weeks.

Important Information

Regulations Regarding Minors

  • No adult service agency shall employ or contract any person under the age of 18 years; 
  • No adult service agency, independent adult service agency, adult service performer or transient adult service performer shall furnish or offer to furnish any services to any person under the age of 18 years; and 
  • No adult service agency or independent adult service agency shall allow a person under the age of 18 years on the premises of the agency.

Home Based Adult Service Business

An adult service agency or independent adult service agency may be approved as a home based business in the city, provided the agency operates the business on an out-call basis only (no client visits) and the business complies with all development standards for home based businesses in the Zoning Bylaw.

Contact

Saskatoon Police Service
Targeted Enforcement Section, Vice Unit
76 - 25th Street East, Saskatoon SK,  S7K 3P9
306-975-8045