Residential Short-Term Rental Licences Required as of May 1
As of May 1, Regina residents who rent their homes for short-term stays must hold a licence to do so. A residential Short-term Accommodation licence will be required by anyone offering temporary accommodation, for thirty days or less, in a residence they own.
Residential Short-term Accommodation licencing allows residents to operate short-term rentals to supplement their income while making sure 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.
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 STA licence face a fine of $1000.
When advertising the rental using Airbnb, Vrbo or in other public places, the listing must include the residential Short-term Accommodation 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 for a STA licence, visit Regina.ca/shortterm.