A bed and breakfast (B&B) is a temporary accommodation in a home that includes breakfast. To run a B&B in your home, you need a rental property business licence.
Before you apply for a licence
- Your address needs to be in zone that allows for bed and breakfasts. To check, phone the Development and Building Services Centre at 604-873-7611.
- Your home needs to meet the safety requirements in our bed and breakfast accommodation guidelines PDF file (80 KB). To meet the requirements, apply for a building permit.
Steps to getting a bed and breakfast licence
Contact the business licence offices
Note In-person scheduled appointments. Walk-in service and drop-in appointments are not available.
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
PO Box 7878
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2