Mississauga issuing short-term rental licences online

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Current and new operators of short-term accommodation (STA) rental properties in Mississauga can now obtain their licence online. As of January 19, 2021, the Short-Term Accommodation By-law requires all STA operators to legally license with the City. The licensing requirement applies to anyone renting out all or part of their home for 30 consecutive days or less.

“By requiring operators to be licensed, we can better ensure public safety and maintain community and property standards,” said Sam Rogers, Director, Enforcement in a statement issued on Tuesday. “All new and current operators will now be able to obtain their licence online, making the licensing process more convenient and efficient.”

To obtain a licence online, operators must be at least 18 years of age (proper government-issued identification is required) and show evidence that the rental is in a principal residence. They must also provide contact information for the person responsible for short-term accommodation and comply with Mississauga’s Short-Term Accommodation By-law. The City-issued licence number must also be quoted in all print or online advertisements.

There is an annual licensing fee of $250.

To learn more and/or to apply for a licence, visit mississauga.ca/STA.

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