Short-Term Accommodations

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Background

The Town of Innisfil is developing policies and regulations to enable the Town to have greater oversight over short-term accommodations. Short Term Accommodations (STAs) are generally defined as residential dwellings that are rented to others on a temporary basis (i.e. less than 30 nights). While vacation rental properties have had a long history within Innisfil, their prevalence has been increasing, along with their impacts.

The Town conducted an online survey that closed in June 2021. Upon receipt of a Staff Report on August 11, 2021, Council directed staff to:

  • include provisions for Short-Term Accommodations as part of the upcoming Town-Wide Zoning/Community Planning Permit System By-Law update;
  • develop a Licensing By-law;
  • implement a 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).

These directions will regulate STAs more formally in Innisfil to help address the impacts that STAs may have on surrounding neighbourhoods.

Update - Public Meeting Held on November 17, 2021

A Public Meeting was held on November 17, 2021 and a recording can be viewed on the Town's YouTube channel. More details are in the Staff Presentation and STAFF REPORT - DRAFT STA LICENSING BY-LAW.

If you did not have a chance to attend the Public Meeting, comments on the Draft STA Licensing By-Law can also be provided through the form below until November 30, 2021.

Next steps are for Staff to report back to Council in Q1 of 2022 with the Final STA Licensing By-Law and Implementation Strategy.

Please also see the resources at the bottom right of this webpage for further background.



Background

The Town of Innisfil is developing policies and regulations to enable the Town to have greater oversight over short-term accommodations. Short Term Accommodations (STAs) are generally defined as residential dwellings that are rented to others on a temporary basis (i.e. less than 30 nights). While vacation rental properties have had a long history within Innisfil, their prevalence has been increasing, along with their impacts.

The Town conducted an online survey that closed in June 2021. Upon receipt of a Staff Report on August 11, 2021, Council directed staff to:

  • include provisions for Short-Term Accommodations as part of the upcoming Town-Wide Zoning/Community Planning Permit System By-Law update;
  • develop a Licensing By-law;
  • implement a 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).

These directions will regulate STAs more formally in Innisfil to help address the impacts that STAs may have on surrounding neighbourhoods.

Update - Public Meeting Held on November 17, 2021

A Public Meeting was held on November 17, 2021 and a recording can be viewed on the Town's YouTube channel. More details are in the Staff Presentation and STAFF REPORT - DRAFT STA LICENSING BY-LAW.

If you did not have a chance to attend the Public Meeting, comments on the Draft STA Licensing By-Law can also be provided through the form below until November 30, 2021.

Next steps are for Staff to report back to Council in Q1 of 2022 with the Final STA Licensing By-Law and Implementation Strategy.

Please also see the resources at the bottom right of this webpage for further background.


Q & A

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