Short Term Rentals

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

PLEASE NOTE:  As of October 27th, 2020 the Town will not be processing any NEW Short Term Rental Applications until further notice.

At the Monday October 26, 2020 Council Meeting, the following motion was adopted:

"WHEREAS Short Term Rental By-law No. 4634-13, Schedule A requires the Clerk to invoice for licensing fee by October 31st; 

AND WHEREAS as part of the 2021 Budget Review Council will be reviewing licensing fees for short term rentals;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be directed to delay the invoicing of licensing fees of Short Term Rentals for the 2021 operating year until the 2021 license fees are approved;

AND FURTHER that a moratorium be put in place, effective immediately, for the issuance of any short term rental license, which staff have not already received a complete application."

We thank you for your patience while this process is being discussed by Council.  


Short Term Rental Application Package

2020 Application - please fill in and print the application.  Please note this process will take between 4 - 6 weeks.

Please note:  2020 Short Term Rental Application fees are currently $115/room.

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; a scaled site plan (showing parking spaces and an amenity area) & floor plans (all floors in dwelling); 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