Online Application Now Available for Residential Short-Term Accommodation Licences
The City of Regina has now implemented a simplified online application process for Residential Short-term Accommodation licences. Licence applications, including photos and scanned documents, as well as fee payments can now be submitted online. The new system makes the application process more convenient for residents and will improve application turnaround time.
The City of Regina reminds residents that a Residential Short-term Accommodation licence is mandatory for anyone offering temporary accommodation, for thirty days or less, in any residence.
Residential Short-term Accommodation licences cost $100 for a residence in which the owner lives, and $300 for a residence in which the owner does not live themselves. Licences must be renewed annually. Residents who offer short-term rentals without holding an Short-term Accommodation licence face a fine of $1000.
Residential Short-term Accommodation licencing allows residents to operate short-term rentals to supplement their income while ensuring that implementation and enforcement costs are kept low. The program aims to ensure regulatory requirements are the same for all residential short-term accommodation providers.
When advertising the rental using Airbnb, Vrbo or in other public places, the listing must include the licence number. Licence holders will be required to keep records of rental activity, including the number of nights rented.
To review the Residential Short-term Accommodation Bylaw and to apply and pay for a licence, use our improved and simplified licencing process at Regina.ca/shortterm.