Short Term Rentals

Short Term Rentals
Bed and Breakfast Establishments, Cottage Rentals,
Country Inns, Vacation Apartments and Villas


For Immediate Release                                                                      March 17, 2020

-Niagara-on-the-Lake- Please be advised that earlier this week the Town released a media release advising of the decision to close its buildings to the public. Despite this closure, Town staff will remain available to assist and serve citizens online and over the phone. Our phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday to Friday (905-468-3266), and online service requests will remain available at

Please be advised that this decision will have an affect on scheduling inspections, processing applications and payment of outstanding invoices. All inspections for short term rentals have been cancelled effective immediately. If you are affected by this change please be advised that Town staff will be in contact with you in the near future to reschedule the inspections. If you have had your inspections but are still awaiting a license, please be advised that applications are being processed, but may be delayed. For any outstanding payments, the Town is still accepting payments by mail, online, or at our drop box locations at the main administrative building at 1593 Four Mile Creek Road. 

 Additionally, if you are accommodating guests, we ask that you review the information provided by the Niagara Region at the link below regarding COVID-19, specifically the recommendations for household cleanings.

Information Report - Short Term Rental - Annual Payment  - Link to Livestream - Committee of the Whole - February 3, 2020 - Discussion for Information Report

Short Term Rental Application Package

2020 Application - please fill in and print the application.

Please note:  2020 Short Term Rental Application fees are $325/room.  Town Council approved Finance Report FC-19-014 - 2020 Proposed User Fees on December 16, 2019.  Livestream of the meeting can be viewed here.

Please be advised that only complete applications will be accepted.

A complete application will includes the following; a signed application form and acknowledgement form; a copy of a valid certificate of insurance; scaled site plans and floor plans; and the payment of the applicable licensing fee.

Licensing fees can be paid via cash, debit or cheque payable to The Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  The Town will now only be accepting annual payments.

In order to operate in the current licensing period, a current license will need to be issued and posted within each Short Term Rental establishment.  

All Short Term Rentals within the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake must be licensed in order to operate.  
Please also note:  Web-sites, such as, Airbnb, VRBO etc., are only a means to advertise.  In the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake you must hold a valid Short Term Rental License to operate.

Applications can be submitted at the Town Administration Building located at 1593 Four Mile Creek Road during regular office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).  Should you have any questions concerning this process, please contact the Town Municipal Offices at 905-468-3266 and we would be pleased to assist you.

List of Short Term Rentals