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Short Term Accommodation

The Municipalities Short Term Accommodations (STA) By-law provides a system for the licensing of STA premises (premises rented on a basis of 28 consecutive days or less).

Short Term Accommodation Objectives

The Municipality of Grey Highlands short-term accommodation (STA) licencing program would provide a system of regulation for short-term accommodations with objectives that would include, but would not be limited to:

• Protecting the character, amenities and quality of the community;

• Creating accountability for and to ratepayers, short-term accommodators, and visitors;

• Creating a level playing field for all STA owners and operators and providing enhanced consumer protection;

• Ensuring occupants are provided with safe accommodations in terms of fire and building safety;

• Ensuring STA owners and operators are made aware of their responsibilities to comply with Municipality bylaws and other regulations;

• Permitting responsible short-term accommodation across the Municipality.

Short Term Accommodation Licensing Fees

Annual STA License Fee - HOSTED Property  $      0.00
Annual STA License Fee - UN-HOSTED Property  $   300.00
Grey Highlands Occupancy Inspection Fee $   200.00
Council STA Appeal Fee $   500.00
Penalty for operating without a STA Licence $ 1,000.00 per week


STA License Application (Coming Soon)

STA Code of Conduct (Coming Soon)

By-law 2019-122 - Short Term Accommodation Licensing

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