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Short-Term Rental (STR) Licensing

The Short-Term Rental (STR) By-law is now in effect. 

Please see the information on this webpage and/or contact Customer Service by email at or call (705)-474-0400 to complete an application. 

What is a Short-Term Rental (STR)?

A STR is the rental of a residential dwelling unit (either the entire dwelling or individual rooms) for a period 28 consecutive days or less. STRs can be in any housing type (single detached, secondary units, apartments and condos) as long as all applicable requirements are met. This form of residential rental housing is mostly used by tourists and the booking process is mainly done through mobile phone apps & web platforms (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO and FlipKey). These transactions rarely have any in-person interaction. 

What are the goals of STR Regulation In North Bay?

The goals of STR regulation are:

  • Protect long-term housing availability
  • Protect health & safety
  • Minimize neighbourhood incompatibility issues & protect the character of existing neighbourhoods
Short-Term Rental Regulation Project Timeline

Where can STRs Operate?

STRs are permitted to operate in most zones that allow residential uses.
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Licensed STRs in the City

City Staff has developed an online map which shows all licensed STRs in the City.  
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Licensing Process

There are different processes for applying for a new licence or renewing a licence.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to all your questions here. 
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Making Complaints

Complaint forms are forwarded to and investigated by the City's Property Standards Officer.  
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Demerit Point System

This system is designed to help STR operators follow the regulations to maintain public health & safety and minimize nuisances.  
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