Short Term Rentals

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

NEW – Looking to file a complaint against a Short Term Rental? Use the Town’s new Host Compliance Program by clicking here to fill out an online complaint form or calling 289-210-7226 to speak to a Host Compliance operator directly. Documents and/or pictures can be provided, as required. Representatives from this program are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to learn more about this program.

Short Term Rental Application Package    Fire Department Information Package

By-law No. 4634-13 (Consolidated, as of August 30, 2021)

2022 Application - please fill in and print the application.  This process may take between 4 - 6 weeks.

Please note:  2022 Short Term Rental Application fees, approved by Town Council, are $274.00/room.

Please be advised that only complete applications will be accepted.
A complete application must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Signed application form
- Good Neighbour Agreement
- Acknowledgement form
- *Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Inspection Certificate, if applicable
- Valid certificate of insurance (Town must be named as an "Additional Insured")
- a to scale site plan (showing parking spaces and an amenity area) & floor plans (all floors in dwelling);
- and payment of the applicable licensing fee.

*Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Inspection Certificate

One of the following:
1.  The Applicant must contact the Electrical Safety Authority directly at or 1-877-372-7233 in order to make arrangements for the required Electrical Safety Authority “general” inspection. All costs incurred will be the sole responsibility of the Applicant; OR 
2. Letter from a Insured Licensed Electrical Contractor stating that the property conforms to the Electrical Safety Code.

Licensing fees can be paid via cash, or cheque payable to The Corporation of The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  

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

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