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Temporary Pause on Residential Rental Housing Licenses in North Bay

North Bay, ON – Nov.2, 2023 – North Bay City Council has initiated a temporary pause on the issuance of licenses under the Residential Rental Housing By-law pending a review of the program.  

Properties that are currently licensed will continue to hold their licenses without interruption while the review is underway. However, no new licenses will be issued during this period.

During the temporary pause of the Residential Rental Licensing Program, property owners are expected to remain in compliance with all other City By-laws. This includes adherence to regulations regarding parking, property maintenance, cleanliness, and noise control.

If you have concerns related to a specific property, we encourage you to reach out to our By-law Enforcement team at 705-474-0400 ext. 2512 or via email at

As part of the review of the Residential Rental Housing Licensing Program the City will be meeting with stakeholders to get feedback on the existing program and review potential changes. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Planning Staff at or by calling 705-474-0400 ext. 2414.

Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505