STA - Short Term Accommodation Bylaws & Regulations
ALL COTTAGE RENTALS LOCATED WITHIN THE NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA WILL BE REGULATED STARTIN JANUARY 2022.
All Cottage rentals will need to pay annual fees of $500 PLUS.
ALL cottage rental owners are subject to fines.
The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula is implementing Bylaws to regulate short-term rentals on the North Bruce Peninsula.
These bylaws are ONLY on cottage rentals.
This summer has continued to reveal the depths of bias and short sighted thinking that rules our local government. The NBPCA has been very active in advocating for cottage owners, preparing a for a provincial appeals process and trying to keep our STA owners informed. As we enter the fall of 2021 we expect that this council will very likely, and very blindly, motion in the STA and MAT bylaws. We can say this because it has been made very evident that they are substantially in a conflict of interest and they are also not interested in making data-based decisions. But our fight does not end here. We have been making preparation for the provincial appeals process that will come next. Like any provincial process, this will take time and we will all likely have to consider that there will be STA and MAT bylaws to contend with in the interim.
By joining the association, you will help fight these draconian bylaws, which we will have no choice but to take to the appeals court.
A few points regarding the STA Bylaws:
- Targeting ONLY Cottage rentals
- 24/7 local manager
- Class A & B max occupancy of 8. Max number of days rented 180
- Class C max 12
- Class A & B $500 / yr
- Class C $1500 / yr
- Inspection Fee (required on all STA's) $500
- NO Outdoor Speakers
- 1 parking spot/room
- 2 guests per bedroom MAX
- MAT Tax is ONLY on cottage rentals - no other short-term accommodation is being targeted.