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Short-term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals Licensing Program

To permit Short-term Rentals and provide guidelines for such things as their location and set-back from lot lines, Council approved By-law 2024-025 as an Amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2004-181, and By-law 2024-026 as an Amendment to Development Permit By-law 2004-180 on February 27, 2024. 

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.

Application Process

Below is a table containing information about known and registered short-term rentals in Lake of Bays, including their contact/licence details.

Licence # Address Town Emergency Contact Contact Number # Beds Valid Until
001-2022-24 1027 Ril Cove Rd. Baysville Tom Priest 416-726-8449 5 13-Mar-25
002-2022-23 3445 Hwy 117 Baysville Les Sinclair 416-458-2228 4 1-May-24
003-2022-23 1092 Cooper Lake Rd. Dwight Robert Wylie 416-578-5482 2 16-May-24
004-2022-23 1342 Walker Lake Rd. Huntsville Kerstin Lueck 647-898-2950 5 4-Nov-24
005-2022-24 968 Dickie Lake Rd. Baysville Scott Aiery 905-914-3028 2 24-Mar-25
006-2022-23 1041 #2 Kells Bay Rd. Baysville Effie Ravitz 647-993-9399 3 6-Jun-24
007-2022-24 4269 Muskoka Rd 117 Baysville Su / Jey Dason 519-546-2726 4 24-Mar-25
009-2022-24 1114 McArthur Point Rd. Baysville Stephanie Kessler 647-274-1538 3 25-Mar-25
010-2022-24 1058 Thompson Portage Rd. Dwight Linda Thompson 705-635-2404 4 23-Mar-25
011-2022-23 24429 Hwy 35 Dwight Roderick Williams 416-738-9664 5 1-Jun-24
012-2022-24 1072 Brooks Lake Road Dwight Cottage Vacations

9am-4pm

705-788-2885,

4-11pm

705-229-7130,

After 11pm

289-383-0787

3 7-May-25
013-2022-23 1049 Kings Rd. Baysville Craig Hamilton 416-712-7414 3 6-Jun-24
014-2022-24 1012 Hammond Rd. Baysville Jennifer Hoggard 519-520-0402 3 16-May-25
015-2022-24 1012 Kenny Rd. Dorset Dave Miller 905-719-6641 3 30-May-25
017-2022-24 1651 South Portage Rd. Dwight Jason Rajapakse 519-590-1900 8 6-Mar-25
018-2022-24 1395 South Portage Rd.  Dwight Jason Rajapakse 519-590-1900 4 31-Mar-25
019-2022-24 1659 North Portage Rd. Dwight Jason Rajapakse 519-590-1900 4 31-Mar-25
020-2022-23 1036 Truscott Place Baysville Allan McDonald 416-315-4303 3 1-Jun-24
021-2022-23 1006 Gowing Rd. Baysville Brad Jesson 416-414-4486 2 8-Jun-24
022-2022 1033 Frost Lane  Dwight Rebecca Wu 416-568-9585 4 22-Apr-23
023-2022-24 1113 East Grandview Lake Rd. Baysville Steve Barcham 705-791-8670 3 20-May-25
024-2022-23 1648 Fox Point Rd. Dwight Don Waddington 705-787-6556 4 11-Jun-24
025-2022-24  1033 Langford Rd. Baysville  Abdul Kourani  905-807-3583  21-Jun-25 
026-2022-23 1037 Longpoint Rd. Dwight Ryan Bowden 416-558-9532 4 12-Jun-24
028-2022  1101 Glenmount Rd. Baysville  Sue Barker  705-571-1009  5 June 6, 2024 
029-2022-23 28-23261 Hwy 35 Dorset Jayne McCaw 705-706-7900 3 27-Aug-24
030-2022-23 1081 Boyces Rd. Dwight Rob Clements 705-787-5367 4 15-Nov-24
031-2022-23 992 #2 Dickie Lake Rd. Baysville Ken Malhotra 289-404-6124 3 23-Jun-24
034-2022-23 1074 Grandview Lake Rd. Baysville Claudio Caschera 416-697-1974 3 18-Jun-24
035-2022-23 1007 Wildcat Lake Rd. Baysville Adrienne Annette 416-543-1737 4 13-Aug-24
036-2022-24 1461 South Portage Rd. Dwight Mariana Cejic 519-671-5055 4 24-May-25
038-2022-23 1192 Put in Bay Rd. Huntsville Nazar Derkach 416-879-9149 5 4-Jul-24
039-2022-24 1066 Lawson Rd. Baysville Daintry Christink 905-617-9477 4 22-Jun-25
040-2022-23 936 Dickie Lake Rd. Baysville Branko Karic 905-630-2762 4

6-Sept-24

 

042-2022-23 1055 E. Grandview Lake Rd. Baysville Daniel Debenedictis 905-579-3774 4 30-Aug-24
044-2022-23 1010 Grandview Lake Rd. Baysville Nancy Bozek 705-380-0348 3 28-Jun-24
048-2022 1065 Dickie Lk Rd. Baysville  Terry Schacht  416-571-1806  4 7-Jun-24
050-2022-23 1047 Marina Rd. Huntsville Charles Truax 416-319-4865 3 20-Jun-24
052-2022-23 1005 Sugarbush Rd. Dwight Mike Sciortino 1-888-384-4545 4 9-Aug-24
054-2022 1019 Ril Cove Rd. Baysville Sean Preece 905-691-8347 3 5-Aug-23
055-2022-23 1004 Osbourne Pt Rd. Huntsville Wei (Vickie) Xin 705-787-8029 3 28-Jun-24
056-2022-23 1066 Walker Lake Rd. Huntsville Doreen Abraham 416-526-6011 5 14-Nov-24
058-2022-23 1015 Birchcroft Rd. Dwight Pamala Morgan 519-787-8284 2 17-Sep-24
060-2022 1001 Hilltop Lane Dorset Rafik Hanna 905-407-9078 3 Oct 11,  2024
062-2022-24 1014 Grandview Lake Rd. Baysville Susan Kay 647-296-3796 3 15-Jan-25
063-2022-23 1013 Pleasure Bay Rd. Dwight Balvir Bassi 647-203-8901 3 23-Aug-24
064-2022-24 1006 Spring Lake Rd. Dwight Igor Vuckovic 416-270-1012 3 12-Jan-25
065-2022 1015 Bayview Point Dwight Suganya Tharmalingam 416-858-2825 3 31-Jul-24
067-2022-23 1004 James Point Rd. Baysville Sara Diament 416-558-5330 4 8-Aug-24
072-2022-24 #7-2262 Highway 60 LOB Patti Dryden 647-809-8905 3 3-Jan-25
073-2022-24 1115 Bayview Ave. Baysville  Carly Kuntz 519-242-9474  3 May 23, 2025 
075-2022 1001 Hemlock Rd. Huntsville Nigel Batiampillai 416-574-0555 4 13-Sep-24
077-2022-23 1397 Port Cunnington Rd. Dwight Daria Lon 416-820-7671 6 22-Aug-24
078-2022 1021 McCabe Rd. Baysville  Meggin 705-321-0532  3 June 18, 2024 
079-2022-23 7 Mallard Lane Baysville Katarina Mandic 226-220-6462 3 30-Oct-24
080-2022-23 1037 Glenmount Rd. Baysville Ajantha Srikumar 647-502-4262 3 27-Nov-24
082-2022-23 1038 Portage Flyer Lane Huntsville Maureen Callaghan 705-644-4308 3 25-Nov-24
084-2022-23 1028 Kelly Rd. Baysville Richard Cavendish 647-637-8215 4 3-Aug-24
085-2022-23 1145 Crosswinds Cove Rd. Huntsville Nat Dolphin 416-706-6364 3 10-Oct-24
086-2022-23 6 Mallard Lane Baysville Jean-Francois Pomerleau 416-884-6136 4 9-Oct-24
090-2022-24 1286 Paint Lake Rd. Baysville Wendy Rowe 519-319-6639 4 7-Mar-25
091-2022 1261 Delbrooke Rd. Dwight   Andy MacCulloch 647-283-3932  3 June 8, 2024 
092-2022-24 1050 Thompson Portage Rd Dwight Joanne Dyment 905-920 8773 4 18-Dec-24
093-2022-23 1156 Echo Bay Rd. Dwight Conrad Ellis 905-955-7558 5 3-Dec-24
094-2022 1050 Penmore Lane Huntsville Ryan Haas 647-400-4227 5 22-Nov-24
095-2022-24 1013 Ril Cove Rd. Baysville Stephen Robinson 416-970-2025 5 8-Mar-25
096-2022-23 1187 Ronville Rd. Dwight Sara Norman 647-546-7693 3 18-Oct-24
097-2022-24 3716 Brunel Rd Huntsville Edward Passos 289-244-8833 3 16-Feb-25
098-2022 #1 - 3720 Brunel Road Baysville Matt Brown 519-503-5352 3 5-Nov-24
099-2022-23 1075 North Tooke Lake Rd. Baysville David Noseworthy 416-305-4429 3 22-Oct-24
100-2022-23 1047 Holding Drive Dwight Michael Zammit 416-568-0378 4 20-Oct-24
101-2022 1940 Port Cunnington Rd. Dwight Yongming Tan 416-580-2327 3 21-Dec-23
104-2022 1038 Lawson Rd. Baysville  Kristy Jenkins 705-955-0654  4 June 18, 2024 
105-2022-23 1410 Limberlost Rd. Dwight Junia Fernando 705-783-4360 3 15-Nov-24
106-2022 1077 Took Lake Rd, North Baysville Vic Goldman 416-566-1327 4 31-Aug-24
107-2022 1012 Dwight Bay Rd Dwight Indy Rajapakse 519-781-5900 4 31-Jul-24
108-2022-24 1972 Limberlost Rd. Huntsville Marsha Maynard 905-599-1143 1 5-Feb-25
109-2022 1103 Wolf Bay Rd. Huntsville Dijana Ebach 647-299-4958 3 9-Jul-24
110-2022-23 1215 Dickie Lk Rd, Unit 1 Baysville Brendon McNaughton 905-806-7245 3 11-Dec-24
113-2022-23 2213 Hwy 60 Huntsville Rodrigo Undugodage 647-532-3538 2 15-Nov-24
114-2022-23 1104 North Burnt Island rd. Baysville Stephen Robinson 705-767-3501 2 11-Dec-24
116-2022 1258 Dwight Beach Rd. Dwight  Matthew Fuller  509-500-9710  June 28, 2024 
117-2022-24 1038 Mary Robert Rd. Baysville Adeel Khan 416-660-8163 4 10-Apr-25
118-2022 1501 Fox Point Rd. Dwight Jaime Rudge 1-855-331-6933 3 27-Aug-24
120-2022 1078 Owls Court Lane Huntsville Deborah Affleck 416-827-0444 3 11-Jul-24
121-2022-24 1420 Limberlost Rd. Huntsville  Srinath Srinivas  905-920-3646  19-Mar-25 
122-2022 3025 Hwy 117 Baysville  Ryan Haas 641-400-4227  3 June 14, 2024 
123-2022-23 1070 Cliffdene Rd. Dwight Jeff Bergsma 905-691-1448 4 11-Dec-24
124-2022-24 #1 - 1060 Hammond Rd. Baysville  Tatyana Kopman  647-878-6885  May 22, 2025
125-2022-24 233 North Menominee  Lake Rd. Huntsville  Cynthia Foo  647-886-3690  24-Apr-25
126-2022 1808 Port Cunnington Rd. Dwight Vladimir Tsinman 416-371-1745 3 20-Feb-24
127-2022-23 1104 N. Burnt Island Rd. Baysville Stephen Robinson 705-767-3501 2 11-Dec-24
129-2022-24 1027 East Walkers Lake Drive Huntsville Doug Profit 705-380-1942 4 24-Jan-25
130-2022-24 1438 Limberlost Rd. Huntsville Mohammed Amirghassemi 416-878-4454 4 27-Jan-25
132-2023-24 13 Carol Street West Baysville Tyler Behan  416-881-8215  3 26-Mar-25
133-2023 1566 Fox Point Rd. Dwight John Proctor  705-716-7106  June 8, 2024 
138-2023-24 3479 Muskoka Rd 117 Baysville  Ty Wehrenberg  416-452-5769  May 22, 2025 
139-2023 1060 Maple Dr. LOB  Jie ma  416-473-4685  May 14, 2024 
140-2023 1027 East Grandview Lk Rd. Baysville Mary Polimeni 647-684-7680 3 11-Oct-24
141-2023-24 1070 S. Ril Lake Rd. Baysville  Christina Dunsmore  705-796-3682  4 Apr 26, 2025 
142-2023 1062 Pine Lane South Baysville Patrick O'Brien 647-869-7554 3 11-Apr-25
143-2023 2220-1 Hwy 60 LOB Janet Hazelwood 705-788-4752 3 21-Sep-24
144-2023 1355 W Oxbow Lk Rd. LOB  Cindy Heath  519-660-9367  May 15, 2024 
145-2023 3691 Brunel Rd. Baysville Manisha Sharma 416-716-3543 4 19-Oct-24
146-2023 5031-4B Hwy 117 Dorset Jeff Cowx  705-644-4882  6 Apr 26, 2024 
147-2023-24 1183 Echo Bay Road Dwight Gerry Doedens 416-524-7171 3

9-Apr-25

148-2023-24 1034 Longline Lk Rd. Baysville Trevor Watson  289-200-2418  May 22, 2025 
149-2023-24 1034 Longline Lk Rd. Baysville Trevor Watson  289-200-2418  May 22, 2025 
150-2023-24 1021 Truscott Place Baysville  Amy Troung  437-882-1176 Apr 24, 2025 
151-2023-24 1264 Winders Bay Rd.  Baysville Robert Pahanich  226-979-5890 Apr 10, 2025 
152-2023-23 1842 Fox Point Rd. Dwight  Kurtis Kelly  416-998-7804  June 10, 2025 
154-2023 275 N Menominee Lk Rd. Huntsville  Matthew Mamic  289-242-2772  May 2, 2024 
155-2023 1018 James Point Rd. Baysville  Ashley Weeren  416-346-1438  May 9, 2024 
159-2023 1043 North Dotty Lake Rd. LOB Andrew Mojarrab 647-890-0799 2 9-Aug-24
160-2023-24 1017 E Grandview Lk Rd. Baysville  Cottage Vacations 705-787-8253  17-Jun-25 
161-2023 1402 S Portage Rd. Dwight  Julia Selvarajah  647-236-5584  June 11, 2024 
163-2023 1151 Port Cunnington Road Dwight Matthew Fidler 647-200-9869 3 27-Nov-24
164-2023 1034 Park Lane Dwight Dale Bradley 905-347-3253 4 5-Sep-24
165-2023 1063 Ril Lake Rd S.  Baysville  Jay Katzeff  705-788-2885  June 6, 2024 
167-2023 1058 Hilltop Lane Dwight Bernice Beck 519-806-7000 3 10-Oct-24
168-2023 1044 Kelly Road Baysville Dave Logan 416-804-1400 4 10-Oct-24
169-2023 3811 Brunel Rd. Baysville  Evan Mook  289-527-6422  18-Jun-24
171-2023-24 1420 Old Hwy 117 Baysville  Michael Capizzano  416-358-5509  17-Jun-25
172-2023 4209 Muskoka Rd. 117 Baysville Lee Durber 905-928-2335 3 21-Sep-24
173-2023 #1 - 1060 Golf Course Rd. Huntsville  Spencer Smith  519-831-0221  June 26, 2024 
174-2023 1445,Unit 1 West Oxbow Lk Rd. Huntsville Tommy Yin 647-848-5063 3 11-Jul-24
175-2023 1041 Bastedo Rd. Baysville Rob Anderson 416-540-8594 5 19-Aug-24
176-2023 1017 Melrose Rd. Dwight Darren Rest 905-514-5451 3 21-Sep-24
178-2023 25335 Hwy 35 Dwight Benjamin Vanrys 289-890-0594 3 21-Sep-24
181-2023 1335 Hutcheson Rd. Huntsville Catherine Greven 905-333-1777 3 9-Oct-24
182-2023 1013 Herman's Road Dwight Jane Brown 416-930-5838 3 16-May-25
183-2023 1099 Wolf Bay Rd. Dwight Neelam Grewal 647-278-1175 3 26-Sep-24
185-2023 1486 Fox Point Rd. Dwight John Walkinshaw 519-942-7413 5 21-Sep-24
186-2023 1675 South Portage Rd. Dwight Jay Katzeff 705-571-3435 6 21-Sep-24
187-2023 1038 Grandview Lake Road Baysville Jamie Roberts 647-224-1809 5 3-Apr-25
188-2023 3700 Brunel Rd. Baysville Crystal Raynard 705-706-4008 3 21-Sep-24
190-2023 1075 Sawmill Lane Huntsville Connie Feng 647-995-8555 4 7-Feb-25
191-2023 1119 Dickie Lake Road Baysville Derek Collis 705-767-3524 3 4-Dec-24
193-2023 3570 Muskoka Rd. 117 Baysville Timothy Buck 905-329-9132 4 21-Sep-24
194-2023 1018 Norway Point Baysville David Woodside 416-276-5337 4 22-Nov-24
195-2023 1202 Bellwood Acres Road Baysville Monique Taza 416-618-2389 5 1-May-25
197-2023 1066 TallyHo Winter Pk Rd Huntsville Amrik Singh 416-659-5120 4 19-Dec-24
198-2023 1012 Deepwater Road Dwight Rebecca Paul 647-272-0465 4 19-Dec-24
200-2023 1189 Ronville Road Dwight John Esty 416-414-9432 2 22-May-25
202-2023 #3 - 4349 Muskoka Rd 117 Baysville Rob Greene 705-789-7851 6 2-May-25
203-2023 544 Bigwin Island Dwight Marcus Hulton 416-627-6341 3 16-Nov-24
204-2023 1192 Glenmount Road Baysville Susan Bowman 416-873-2258 3 3-Apr-25
206-2023 #1-2901 Limberlost Road Huntsville Simon Burden 416-805-8334 2 15-Feb-25
207-2023 1075 Elder Road Dwight Marjan Haghighatfar 416-400-3306 3 19 Feb 25
208-2023 1206 Dickie Lake Road Baysville Kathir Nadarajah  647-272-7937 3 3-Apr-25
209-2023 1014 Ridgeline Drive Huntsville Allen Hou 416-888-8618 4 14-Feb-25
210-2023 998 Dickie Lake Road Baysville Maryrose Coleman 416-624-9948 6 3-Apr-25
212-2023 1010 Kings Way Baysville Victoria Mansell 416-220-4769 5 24-May-25
213-2023 1006 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Amit Joshi 416-417-3848 5 20-Dec-25
216-2024 1044 Portage Flyer Lane Dwight Colin Vince  416-802-9866 3 26-Apr-25
217-2024 1008 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Domenico Gentile 647-201-9407 3 6-Mar-25
219-2024 1005 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Jaskaran Bedi 647-526-3632 4 27-Mar-25
220-2024 1471 South Portage Road Dwight Ashley Livingston 416-526-1197 3 11-Jun-25
222-2024 #3-1809 Port Cunnington Road Dwight Susan Robarts 416-819-4070 3 6-Jun-25
223-2024 1003 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Vivek Bassi 647-824-1919 3 11-Apr-25
224-2024 1015 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Sunil Mahajan 647-206-4620 3 6-Mar-25
226-2024 1010 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Brendan McNaughton 905-806-7245 2 6-Mar-25
227-2024 1011 Ridgeline Drive Dwight Ramaneet Dhaliwal 416-577-1570 3 25-Apr-25
228-2024 #5-4181 Muskoka Road 117 Baysville Dom Caruso 416-473-5153 4 2-Apr-25
230-2024 1017 Ridgeline Drive Dwight Baxter Cutinha 647-706-5066 3 21-May-25
233-2024 1069 East Walker Lake Drive Huntsville David Chant 416-828-2250 2 21-May-25
234-2024 1007 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Jorge Suria 416-616-9132 4 10 Jun-25
237-2024 1017 Boyne Ridge Court Dwight Rosy Imbrogno 416-648-3990 4 12-Jun-25
238-2024 1050 Greensview Drive Dwight Sourabh Chakerverti 416-624-5077 3 10-Jun-25
240-2024 1308 Walker Lake Drive Huntsville Andy DiCarlo 519-777-7662 4 21-May-25
242-2024 1081 Echo Hills Drive Dwight Karam Kareer 647-866-6091 5 21-May-25

 

During the application process, you will be required to provide:

  • Proof of Premises Ownership OR signed authorization form If NOT the Owner.
  • Site Plan (see example)
    • Copy of a survey is preferable. However, a hand-drawn site plan can be submitted provided that the plan is accurate and to scale, including all buildings and structures (primary dwelling, garages, boathouses, etc.), driveway, parking spaces, septic, and set-backs to lot lines.
  • Floor Plan (see example)
    • Copy of a floor plan is preferable. However, a hand-drawn floor plan can be submitted provided that the plan is accurate and to scale. Include all floor levels, label rooms, fireplace location (if applicable), locations of fire & carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguisher(s) and the location of the information board.
  • Proof of Insurance.
  • A copy of the Renter’s Code of Conduct and signed Owner’s/Licencee Acknowledgement form posted on interior of the STR premises.
  • Septic System information.
  • Name and contact information of the Owner or Owner’s Agent (Responsible Person).
  • Proof that the Applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age if the Applicant is an individual.
  • Proof that the Applicant, if a Corporation, is legally entitled to conduct business in Ontario.
  • For renewal, applicants will be required to provide proof of previous Licence.

1. Complete application form online.

3. Provide the required documents and information requested in the application. See Required Documentation and Information.

4. Pay the fees associated with your application via e-transfer, cheque, or cash.

Compliance

If you have concerns about a short-term rental, such as unauthorized use, noise, violations of occupancy limits or other related issues, you can file a complaint through the Host Compliance Tips portal or by calling the Host Compliance Complaint Hotline: (705) 996-5123

Resources

Site Plan

Copy of a survey is preferable. However, a hand-drawn site plan can be submitted provided that the plan is accurate and to scale, including all buildings and structures (primary dwelling, garages, boathouses, etc.), driveway, parking spaces, septic, and set-backs to lot lines.

Floor Plan

Copy of a floor plan is preferable. However, a hand-drawn floor plan can be submitted provided that the plan is accurate and to scale. Include all floor levels, label rooms, fireplace location (if applicable), locations of fire & carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguisher(s) and the location of the information board.

What is involved in getting an STR Licence?

  • Application & Payment;
  • STR Premises inspection; and
  • Premises documents inspection including licence, codes of conduct and by-laws.

How long will it take to be approved?

Expected timeline to receive a licence is 3 to 6 weeks, but this time may vary based on compliance history, document review, volume of applications, and enforcement.

What will be done with properties that are renting now without a licence?

They can continue to operate however they will be required to register for a new licence.

What happens if I don’t apply for a licence when one is required after Jan. 1, 2022?

You can submit an application any time after January 1, 2022, and you must submit one within 30 days of receiving a letter from the Township.

What if a current property is being rented that may not qualify for an STR Licence?

  • The property will not be able to continue to operate unless an appeal is made to Council.
  • If the building does not conform to the Township's Zoning or Development Permit by-law, the applicant/owner(s) will need to make an appointment with Planning Services.

Are all properties allowed to have an STR on them?

  • Properties that are zoned according to By-law 2021-076 & 2021-077, which is an amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2004-181, are permitted to have an STR licence.
  • A property must allow for the required setback to the side and rear lot line, according to By-law 2012-077, which is an amendment to Development Permit By-law 2004-180. Zones are also outlined in an amendment to the Development Permit by-law.

Even if a property is rented that doesn’t require a licence, will by-laws still be enforced?

Yes, the by-laws that apply to a person’s behaviour or a property’s maintenance are still enforced across the Township regardless of the presence of an STR Licence.

Is there a maximum number of STR licences allowed by one person or entity?

No

In the application, what is an “Original Shore Road Allowance (OSRA)" referring to?

An Original Shore Road Allowance (OSRA) is a 66-foot wide road allowance around the edges of most lakes, measured back from the shore of the lake across the width of the entirety of each waterfront property.

As a result of comments received from Council and the public, all STR Licence applications will be circulated to Township Departments, including the Township’s Corporate Services Department to verify and comment on any OSRA; and may result in the requirement for an owner to enter into a License of Occupation (LOC) Encroachment Agreement with the Township.

In the application, what is “Access to STR Premises” referring to?

  • Staff will request that the applicant checks off on what classification of road leads to the STR premises for emergency services. If the applicant does not know this, the address of the STR will be reviewed by the Township’s Public Works department based on Township’s road map.

Is there a screening process of the person(s) or company applying for an STR Licence?

  • The screening that is completed is for any previous violations or compliance history related to an STR applicant(s), or an STR premises that may be applying for a licence.
  • Staff will review the property in relation to applicable Township by-laws (i.e., zoning and provisions).

How is a violation determined under an STR Licence?

A violation is determined only after evidence has been provided and that evidence supports a confirmed violation (along with any additional compliance review).

Can complaints qualify as a violation against an STR Licence?

No, complaints on their own without support cannot qualify as a violation against an STR.

Can a renter’s violation be held against the STR owner?

Yes, if a violation is confirmed, it will be applied against the STR owner’s licence. This is identified with the “Renter’s Code of Conduct” found in the STR By-law.

Who will be determining if an STR premises and licence are compliant/in violation?

The STR Coordinator along with Township staff with receive and process STR applications. 

The Township's By-law Enforcement Officer will enforce by-law violations and any outstanding STR violations.

How many demerit points or confirmed violations are allowed before an STR licence is suspended or revoked?

  • STR Licence is suspended when three (3) demerit points or confirmed violations are determined within one (1) year.
  • STR Licence is revoked when one (1) additional demerit point or confirmed violation is received within one (1) year of the licence suspension date. 

How do I make a request for an appeal to the Township about my STR?

  • One must make the request to the Township of Lake of Bays so that it arrives within fifteen (15) days after being served with a decision, order, suspension, or revocation by:

a) Sending a notice of appeal, setting forth the reasons for the appeal, by registered mail to the Township Clerk; or

b) In Person to the Township Clerk to set forth reasons for the appeal and to request an appeal date; and

c) Remitting payment of the Order Appeal Fee as provided in the Fees & Charges By-law (Fee refunded if order rescinded)

  • Upon receipt of the appeal, the Township Clerk will review the appeal request.  Upon the merit of the appeal request, the matter may be resolved with Staff and the requestor, or the appeal may be included on the next available Council Agenda.
  • If the appeal is to be heard by Council, the applicant/requestor will be notified by the Township Clerk of the date and time when the appeal will be heard.  Notification will be sent to the mailing address or email provided, or last known mailing address or email for the STR Premises that was identified within the request for an appeal.

What types of appeals are available under the STR Program?

  • Denial of an STR Licence Application – person(s) wishes to appeal the decision of staff to deny an application that was submitted to Township staff.
  • Order Issued to STR Premises – person(s) wishes to appeal either the timelines or remedy required under an Order issued to an STR Premises.
  • Suspension of an STR Licence – Licence holder(s) wishes to appeal the suspension of a licence based on demerit points or confirmed violations against the property/owner(s).
  • Revocation of an STR Licence – Licence holder(s) wishes to appeal the revocation of a licence based on demerit points or confirmed violations against the property/owner(s).

To view the by-laws associated with Short Term Rental (STR) Licencing, please visit the By-laws page.

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