Coming soon! Regulations for short-term accommodations, like Airbnb

Thu, 14 Sep 2017

We are reviewing short-term accommodation licensing in Oakville and have a proposed approach to present to Council.

Learn more!

Community Services Committee Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Bronte Room

What’s happened so far?

In May 2017, town staff consulted with the public through an online survey and open house to discuss various topics relating to short-term accommodations such as safety, regulations and enforcement, and neighbourhood impact.

A staff report to Community Services Committee (CSC) on September 18 will present information on the nature and impacts of the local short-term accommodation market, and recommend a proposed approach for new short-term accommodation regulations for Oakville, including a licensing by-law and implementation plan.

Residents are invited to attend the CSC meeting to learn more. The report will be received by Town Council on September 25, 2017 with final approval of the by-law, with zoning amendments, going to Council in early 2018.

What is a short-term accommodation?

The term "short-term accommodation" typically describes rentals that occur over a short period of time (e.g. less than 30 days). Popular online platforms, such as Airbnb, Flipkey, Homeaway, VRBO and Roomorama facilitate bookings and payments for short-term accommodations.

More information about the proposed by-law including the staff report visit our Short Term Accommodations page.

Can’t make the committee meeting?

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Accessibility needs

If you can attend the meeting on September 18 and have accessibility needs, please contact Jessica Warren at 905-845-6601, ext.4179 (TTY 905-338-4200), by 10 a.m. on September 18, or by filling out the accessible feedback form.