Mississauga wants operators of Airbnb to pay $250 licensing fee online

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Published August 10, 2021 at 8:12 pm

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Operators of short-term rental accommodation properties such as Airbnb in Mississauga can now go online to obtain a licence to operate.

At an annual cost of $250, the licensing requirement applies to anyone renting out all or part of their home for 30 consecutive days or less.

The Short-term Accommodation bylaw was put into place earlier this year by the City as a way of controlling the burgeoning rental market.

“By requiring operators to be licensed, we can better ensure public safety and maintain community and property standards,” said Sam Rogers, Director, Enforcement. “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
  • Produce proper government-issued identification
  • Provide contact information for the person responsible for short-term accommodation
  • Show evidence that the rental is in a principal residence
  • Post the City-issued licence number in all print or online advertisements
  • Pay an annual licensing fee of $250
  • Comply with the Short-Term Accommodation By-law

 

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