News release

Short-Term Accommodation Licences Now Available Online

City services | August 3, 2021

Current and new operators of short-term accommodation (STA) rental properties can now obtain their licence online. As of January 19, 2021, the Short-Term Accommodation By-law requires all STA operators to legally license with the City. The licensing requirement applies to anyone renting out all or part of their home for 30 consecutive days or less.

“By requiring operators to be licensed, we can better ensure public safety and maintain community and property standards,” said Sam Rogers, Director, Enforcement. “All new and current operators will now be able to obtain their licence online, making the licensing process more convenient and efficient.”

To obtain a licence online, operators must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Produce proper government-issued identification
  • Provide contact information for the person responsible for short-term accommodation
  • Show evidence that the rental is in a principal residence
  • Post the City-issued licence number in all print or online advertisements
  • Pay an annual licensing fee of $250
  • Comply with the Short-Term Accommodation By-law

To learn more and/or to apply for a licence, visit

Short-Term Accommodations


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