The Short-Term Accommodation Licensing By-law regulates and governs short-term accommodation, dwelling units used for the temporary lodging of the travelling public for a rental period not greater than 28 consecutive days or less in exchange for payment. This includes bed and breakfast establishments and short-term rentals but does not include motels, hotels, hospitals, couch surfing or other short-term accommodations where there is no payment.
Under the terms of the by-law no one shall:
- Carry on a business as a STA company, or allow another person to carry on the business, or hold themselves out as being licensed to carry on an STA business if:
- They do not hold a business licence issued under this by-law
- Under any other name than the one on their licence
- Transfer or assign a licence issued under this by-law
- Obtain a license providing mistaken, false or incorrect information
- Advertise a short-term accommodation without a licence
Non-compliance with the by-law may result in fees and charges under the Administrative Penalty By-law.
Apply for a short-term accommodation license.