Renew your licence
Ensure you renew your existing short-term business licence ever year, and update all your online listings with your new licence number.
- 2023 licence fee: $109
- A fee of $40 will be added to late renewals (this applies to all business licences)
To renew, you will need your account number listed on your renewal notice (distributed in December).
All short-term rental operators in Vancouver must have a business licence and include their licence number in all online listings and advertising.
Did you know that long-term rental stays of 30 days or more are allowed to be advertised online and rented through online platforms? Apply for a long-term rental business licence
Be a responsible host
Download our handbook PDF file (1 MB)
Steps to getting a short-term rental business licence
Step 1: Check to see if you're eligible for a licence
Step 2: Confirm you meet safety requirements
Step 3: Get landlord and/or strata approval
Step 4: Review the by-laws, marketing and booking rules and verification requirements, and be ready for an inspection or audit
Step 5: Review fees and apply for a licence
Have more questions?
Use our online form to ask a question about short-term rentals.
Location to update licence information:
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2