Short-Term Rental Accommodations

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After completing community consultation and a review of best practices in similar communities, The Town of Gravenhurst has developed a Short-Term Rental Accommodation program that will address using Short-Term Rentals (STR) across the municipality. Town Council passed the Short-Term Rental Licensing By-law that requires all STRs to have a license from the Town to operate. The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) By-law was also passed to describe the enforcement and the penalties related to not following the By-law to Licence and Regulate Short-Term Rentals.

Both By-laws are coming into effect January of 2023.

Within the By-law to License and Regulate Short Term Rentals, a Short-Term Rental is defined as “the use of a dwelling unit that operates or offers a place of temporary residence, lodging or occupancy by way of concession, permit, lease, license, rental agreement, or similar arrangement for any period equal to or less than twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days, throughout all or any part of the calendar year, unless otherwise prohibited by this By-law or any other By-law of the Town of Gravenhurst.”

Notably, there are a variety of other municipal By-laws that are in place to address many of the behaviors that have been described as problematic during the STR discussion. These By-laws include those related to open burning, noise, parking, property standards, dark sky lighting, site alteration and site plan control.

For more information regarding owning or renting a STR in Gravenhurst, please refer below.

 Owners of STRs

Please visit our Good Neighbour website for detailed information for those own a local Short-Term Rental. Below are some quick links that might be useful for you:

- Online Application form 
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 Responsible Person form (to be submitted with application)
- Renters Code of Conduct
- Short-term Rental Licensing By-law
Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) By-law
- Noise By-law
- Burning By-law
- Parking and Street Control
- Property Standards By-law
- Dark Sky By-law
- Site Plan Control By-law
- Community Standards By-law
- Animal Control

 Renting a STRs

Please visit our Good Neighbour website for detailed information for those renting in Gravenhurst. Below are some quick links to By-laws you might want to familiarize yourself with when visiting:

Short-term Rental Licensing By-law
Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) By-law
Noise By-law
Burning By-law
Parking and Street Control
Property Standards By-law
Dark Sky By-law
- Releasing Balloons By-law
Animal Control

Please check out our Frequently Asked Question Page for quick answers to common questions.

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