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​​​​​​Short Term Rental Accommodation in Ramara

COVID-19 Update - STRAs to resume operation effective June 5th, 2020

While the province of Ontario has now permitted STRAs to resume operation effective June 5th, 2020 at 12:01 am, the Township of Ramara still requires all operators to obtain an annual licence before they begin to advertise and rent their short term rental  accommodation. 
Renters should also ensure that before renting an STRA in Ramara that they confirm the operator has a valid licence to operate. In addition, the social gathering restriction of five (5) people will still apply to these rentals and the occupancy numbers for these rentals may not exceed 5 occupants, based on their approved occupancy. ​

On January 27, 2020, Council passed the STRAL - Short Term Rental Accommodation Licensing Bylaw 2020.11​​ that stipulates that operators and owners of all Short-term Accommodations within the Township of Ramara are required to obtain an annual licence to operate.

What is a Short-Term Rental Accommodat​​ion?

A Short-Term Rental Accommodation is a building or structure that operates or offers a place of temporary residence, lodging or occupancy by way of concession, permit, lease, licence, rental agreement or similar commercial arrangement for any period less than twenty-eight (28) consecutive calendar days, throughout all or any part of a calendar year.

Short-term Rental Accommodation Licensed Locations​​​​

What are the requirements?

The new Short-Term Rental Accommodation Bylaw 2020.11, sets out all the requirements to qualify for a licence.  The following forms provide all the required information to applicants on what information, documents and forms must be supplied to the Township in addition to the annual licensing fee of $1,000.00.  If you require further information or wish to schedule a Pre-Screening meeting to review your eligibility for a licence please contact:​

Jon Popple, Bylaw & Licensing Supervisor
705-484-5374 Ext. 242

Pre-Screening Meetings can be scheduled on Tuesdays between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm or Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.