Private Short Term Accommodation Rentals

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Consultation has concluded. Please visit www.huntsville.ca if you are looking to apply for a Private Short Term Accommodation Rental licence. 


The Q&A section on this page will still be visible if you are looking for an answer to a commonly asked question.

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The Short-Term Rental Accommodation program was initiated by the Town to ensure all rentals operate safely, in accordance with the Fire Protection Standards and the Ontario Building Code. Residents and property owners who wish to rent out rooms or entire units for a period of 28 days or less, are asked to obtain a licence on huntsville.ca/STRentals

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The Short-Term Rental Accommodation program was initiated by the Town to ensure all rentals operate safely, in accordance with the Fire Protection Standards and the Ontario Building Code. Residents and property owners who wish to rent out rooms or entire units for a period of 28 days or less, are asked to obtain a licence on huntsville.ca/STRentals

You may ask a question on this page using the Q&A tool below. Please be sure to log-in so that we can reply back to you promptly.

Consultation has concluded. Please visit www.huntsville.ca if you are looking to apply for a Private Short Term Accommodation Rental licence. 

The Q&A section on this page will still be visible if you are looking for an answer to a commonly asked question.
  • Short Term Accommodation Rental Program Now Open

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    09 Mar 2020

    Property Owners who wish to obtain a license to operate and Private Short Term Accommodation Rental in Huntsville can now do so.

    Please visit https://www.huntsville.ca/en/home-property-and-planning/short-term-accommodation-rentals.aspx for more information.


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  • Next Steps in Private Short Term Accommodation Rental Program

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    17 Jan 2020

    Huntsville Town Council Ratified the the Private Short Term Accommodation Rental (STRA) Program at their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday December 17th.

    Council also approved amendment to the Municipal Accommodation Tax By-Law to include Private Short Term Accommodation Rentals in the program, see the by-law HERE

    Council will also be ratifying the Zoning Amendment to allow STRA's to operate in Huntsville at their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on January 26th at 6:00 pm.

    Staff are anticipating a launch date of the licensing program on March 1st.

    Additionally, Town Council did amend the Short Term Rental By-Law to allow those individuals with a legal secondary suite to apply for a Zoning Amendment at a reduced rate, which would allow them to continue to operate an STRA in their residence.

    The amendment reads as follows:

    DEV197-19

    IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: Council recognizes there are existing short term rental accommodation (STRA) units that would be considered secondary suites and would no longer be permitted to continue as STRA as per Report DEV-2019-269

    THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT: A reduction in the site specific zoning amendment fee from $1935 to $750 be granted to those STRA considered secondary suite, provided that:

    1. Proof is submitted showing the secondary suite was an operating STRA prior to November 1, 2019;

    2. The site specific zoning amendment application is submitted by March 1, 2020.


  • Report Regarding Private Short Term Accommodation Rentals

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    11 Nov 2019

    Town of Huntsville staff will be presenting their recommendations for next steps regarding Private Short Term Accommodation Rentals in Huntsville to the Town of Huntsville Development Services Committee on Wednesday November 13th, the meeting begins at 1:00 pm.

    Please see the link below for the meeting Agenda and the report.

    Meeting Agenda

    Staff Report

  • Successful consultation process and next steps

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    30 Oct 2019

    We appreciate the time that everyone took to attend an open house, complete the questionnaire and ask questions.

    The next step is reporting back to the Huntsville Development Services Committee on November 13th with our findings and recommendations.

    If you have additional comments or questions please use the Q&A tab of this page.

    Scott Ovell,

    Economic Development Officer

    Town of Huntsville


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  • Feedback - Short Term Accommodation Rentals

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    09 Oct 2019

    The Town of Huntsville is looking feedback regarding legislation around Private Short Term Accommodation Rentals.

    We've set up ways for you to provide us with your feedback on the proposed legislation. You can:

    1. Take the online questionnaire or ask us a question on the Q&A tab
    2. Keep up-to-date on this initiative by selecting the stay informed, subscription option on this page
    3. Participate in one of the following Open Houses to provide feedback:
    • Tuesday, October 22nd - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Partners Hall - 37 Main Street East, Huntsville
    • Wednesday, October 23rd - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Partners Hall - 37 Main Street East, Huntsville
    • Saturday, October 26th - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Partners Hall - 37 Main Street East, Huntsville

    To stay engaged and up-to-date with this project and others just like it, sign up today!

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