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Short Term Accommodations

The Town's Short Term Accommodation (STA) Licensing By-law 2021-70 provides a system for the licensing of STA premises (premises rented on a basis of less than 30 days).

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 neighbourhoods
  • 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 licensed 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

Application Submission Fee $50.00
STA Licensing Fee Type A (2 year term) $2,200.00
STA Licensing Fee Type B (2 year term) $2,200.00
STA Licensing Fee Type C (2 year term) $2,250.00
STA Licensing Fee Type D (2 year term) Plus Planning Fees $1,075.00
Fire Safety Inspection $75.00
Fire Re-Inspection Fee $125.00
Fire Subsequent Re-Inspection Fee $175.00
Tribunal Fee $600.00
Appeal Tribunal Decision to Council Fee $400.00

Completed STA Applications can be submitted by email to STA Licensing Staff.

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

To report a By-law concern outside of regular office hours, please contact our after-hours answering service at (519) 599-3131 ext. 249 or 1-866-937-0815.

Alternatively, please submit your concern via email to By-law Enforcement or by registering to our Online Service System; emails and online submissions are monitored outside of regular office hours.


By-law Enforcement
519-599-3131 x249