What type of business licence do I need?

This depends on the type of STR rental that you are providing (guest room, guest suite or guest home) as well as the length of licence (annual, summer or 31 day). Please consult the application form and its fee schedule for more information.

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1. What if I don’t get a licence?
2. How do I apply for a business licence?
3. What type of business licence do I need?
4. As an Airbnb/short-term rental host, what provincial laws and taxes am I subject to?
5. Why don’t “Airbnb” listings have to pay the 2% regional tourism accommodation tax? Other cities enforce a tourism tax.
6. Why don’t “Airbnb” listings have to pay commercial property tax?
7. Does my standard homeowner’s or tenant’s insurance policy cover me as a host?
8. What about parking?
9. What if I use a site like Airbnb to rent for more than one month?