The new Short-Term Accommodation By-law went into effect on January 19, 2021. According to this by-law, anyone operating a short-term accommodation in Mississauga will need to get a business licence.
If you are renting out all or part of your home for 30 consecutive days or less, you must apply for a business licence.
You can only operate a short-term accommodation from your principal residence (the location where you live for the majority of the year). This must be the address that you use for bills, taxes and insurance.
You can host a short-term rental in a second unit as long as the unit is your principal residence.
To apply for a short-term accommodation licence, you will need to provide:
Your licence will cost $250 per year.
Complete and submit your application and supporting documents online. We’ll review it within a few business days.
If we need any further information, we’ll make a comment on your application and email you to review it. When all comments have been resolved, you’ll get an email with a link to pay the licence fee.
Once you receive your licence, you’ll need to include the licence number on all print or online advertisements for the rental.
To apply for a short-term accommodation licence in person, you must:
You’ll only be admitted to the building if you have a scheduled appointment. Only one person may attend the appointment. If you’re late by 10 minutes or more, your appointment will be cancelled and you’ll need to reschedule.
If all of the requirements are met and your documents are in order, your licence will be issued right away.
A short-term accommodation licence will expire each year. The fee to renew your licence is $250.
If you have any questions, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or contact us online.