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Short Term Accommodations

The Town's Short Term Accommodation (STA) Licensing By-law provides for a system of licensing of STA premises (premises rented on a basis of 30 consecutive days or less).

Short Term Accommodation Objectives

The STA Licensing by-law objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring occupants are provided with safe accommodations in terms of fire and building safety
  • Ensuring STA premises are operated and maintained in sanitary and acceptable levels of interior conditions as per Property Standards
  • Ensuring STA Operators are made aware of their responsibilities to comply with Town by-laws and other regulations
  • Protecting the character, amenities and quality of existing residential neighborhoods
  • Creating a level playing field for all STA Operators and providing enhanced consumer protection

There are specific areas of the Town that are zoned to allow for licenced Short Term Accommodation use. 

STA use does not include a motel, hotel, bed and breakfast establishment, tourist cabin or cottage, hospital, commercial resort unit, village commercial resort unit or similar commercial or institutional use. 

Short Term Accommodation Licensing Fees

All fees listed below include HST

Initial STA Licensing Fee $2,500.00
Initial STA Licensing Fee (condo unit) $1,500.00
STA Licence Renewal Fee $1,000.00
STA Licence Renewal Fee (condo unit) $500.00
Late Renewal Fee $500.00
Fire Safety Inspection $75.00
STA Licensing Committee Appeal Fee $500.00
Council STA Appeal Fee $500.00
STA Re-inspection Fee $100.00
Replacement STA Licence Placard $50.00

Completed STA Applications can be submitted by email to the STA Licensing Coordinator.

For information on Planning and Zoning please see our Planning Services page.


Contacts

By-law Enforcement
519-599-3131 x249

Short Term Accomodation Licences
519-599-3131 x309

Documents

By-laws