Coming Soon! Regulations for Residential Rental Housing Licensing in Oakville

Thu, 26 Oct 2017

Learn more and have your say:

Planning and Development Council
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road

The Town of Oakville is putting together a new residential rental housing licensing by-law that will give us the ability to manage low-rise residential rental housing in an effort to balance the needs of property owners with those of residents looking for safe, adequate and properly maintained rental accommodation. Under this by-law, landlords will have to apply for a licence and renew it annually.

What’s happened so far?

In May 2017, town staff consulted with stakeholders and the public to discuss various topics related to a residential rental housing bylaw such as safety, regulations and enforcement, and neighbourhood impact.

What’s happening on November 6?

A staff report to Planning and Development Council (P&D) on November 6 will present information on the nature and impacts of the local residential rental market, and recommend a proposed approach for new residential rental housing regulations for Oakville, including a proposed licensing bylaw and implementation plan.

Residents are invited to attend the P&D Council to learn more. The report is scheduled to go to Council for consent with final approval in first quarter of 2018. For more information visit the Residential Rental Housing Licensing page.

Have your say

Should you wish to speak at the Council meeting, you may register as a delegate with the Clerk’s department by noon the day of the Council Meeting at 905-815-6015 or by email

Accessibility needs

If you can attend the meeting on November 6 and have accessibility needs, please contact Clerk’s department by November 2 at 905-815-6015 (TTY: 905-338-4200), email, or by filling out the accessible feedback form.

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