Short-term Rentals

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Short-term Rentals Licencing Program

Effective January 1, 2022, a Short-term Rentals Licence will be required within the Township of Lake of Bays.

To permit Short-term Rentals and provide guidelines for such things as their location and set-back from lot lines, Council approved By-law 2021-076 as an Amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2004-181, and By-law 2021-077 as an Amendment to Development Permit By-law 2004-180 on July 27, 2021.

To allow for the licencing and regulating of Short-term Rentals in the Township, Council approved Short-term Rentals Licencing By-law 2021-092 on September 14, 2021.

By-law 2021-076 as an Amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2004-181

By-law 2021-077 as an Amendment to Development Permit By-law 2004-180

STR Licencing By-law 2021-092

STR Application – Will be available prior to January 1, 2022

Next Steps

Staff are working on the following to be completed by December 2021:

  • Securing a third-party service provider to support regulating and licencing STRs
  • Seeking successful candidate for the position of STR Coordinator

Once the above steps are complete, the following STR tools will be finalized:

  • Licence fees to be established in December 2021
  • Application forms will be available prior to January 1, 2022

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Process

To review the process that led to the STR Licencing Program, visit the STR project page on our public engagement site at www.mylakeofbays.ca/STR.

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