Applications for short-term rent are now open

Interested individuals should submit an application form online, along with written approvals from the Building Division, Fire Services, and Finance Division

Want to rent your home on a short-term basis? You can now register your property on the city’s website to qualify for short-term rent.

Interested individuals should submit an application form online, along with written approvals from the Building Division, Fire Services, and Finance Division.

For more information, read the news release below:

Applications are now available for those operating short-term rental properties. Short-term rentals like Airbnb, VRBO, etc., offer alternative accommodations for tourists, larger groups, and medium-term occupants. The unit or part of a unit is rented out for less than 28 consecutive days. The application process and guidelines aim to optimize the host and occupant experience while mitigating potential negative impacts on the environment. The process to register a short-term rental property is as follows:

Complete the application form online at saultstemarie.ca/str. Written approvals from the following departments are required in the order below:

  1. Building Division – conducts an on-site inspection to ensure applicable zoning, property standards and Ontario Building Code compliance. Fees: $258.22. Contact [email protected] or phone 705-759-5410.
  2. Fire Services – conducts an on-site inspection to ensure Ontario Fire Code compliance. Fees: $144.07. Contact [email protected] or phone 705-949-3333.
  3. Finance Division – confirms that Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) return form(s) have been completed. MAT return forms may be found at saultstemarie.ca/mat. Contact [email protected] or phone at 705-759-5278.

Applicants submit completed sign-off forms and an application fee of $50 to the city clerk’s office at 99 Foster Dr. An appointment is required. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, debit or e-transfers. Licenses for short-term rentals will be valid for three years. For more information, visit the city’s website at saultstemarie.ca/str.

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