Apply for a STA permit/licence through Cloudpermit, the Municipality's online permit system.
A step-by-step STA Registration Guidebook is available to assist applicants through the online application process. There are specific areas of the Municipality that are zoned to allow for licensed Short Term Accommodation use.
A “Short Term Accommodation” refers to a private residential dwelling that is rented to provide accommodation to a person or persons on a temporary basis for a period of less than 30 days and to which the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, S.O. 2006, c. 17, as may be amended from time to time, does not apply. STA does not include a motel, hotel, bed and breakfast establishment, hospital, commercial resort unit, village commercial resort unit or similar commercial or institutional uses.
When completing the Cloudpermit online application process, a number of supporting documents are required:
|Proof of Ownership (copy of the transfer/deed proving evidence of ownership)|
|Government Issued Identification (ID) which includes a name and address|
|Certificate of most recent septic inspection (such as an invoice)|
|Proof of Insurance (ensure the amount of liability coverage is included)|
|Site plan (may be hand drawn) - Provide an overview of the property including the location of the septic tank/bed, well, fuel tanks, parking areas, fire pit(s), and all structures on the property.|
|Floor plan of the dwelling (may be hand drawn) - Including the location of all bedrooms, exits, fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.|
|Responsible Person Consent Form - Provide the name, contact information and consent letter of an individual or property management company that is within a 60 minute radius of the property.|
|WETT Certificate (If applicable) If a WETT Certificate is required for your property, find a WETT certified inspector here.|
|STA Owner Authorization Form required if a person other than the property owner is submitting the Application. The form also allows Municipal staff to discuss matters relating to the operation of the property with the designated individual (e.g. property manager).|
|Renter Code of Conduct (either utilizing the Municipal Code of Conduct or your own version)|
Please review the Short-term Accommodation By-law to ensure that your property is eligible for a Short-term Accommodation Licence. Only properties located within Residential Zones (R1 and R2) are eligible for a Short-term Accommodation Licence. If your property is located outside of a Residential Zone, it may be eligible to receive a licence if proof of previous rental prior to January 1, 2022, is provided to the Licence Issuer.