COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
August 11, 2020: We continue to monitor short-term rental activity and the impact of COVID-19 on the industry. The public health team at Vancouver Coastal Health External website, opens in new tab leads on all COVID-19 surveillance.
All short-term rental operators must ensure they adhere to the Provincial Health Order External website, opens in new tab and provide safe vacation rentals External website, opens in new tab.
Related business licences:
Our short-term rental regulations help protect long-term rental housing and allow residents to earn additional income.
All short-term rental operators in Vancouver must have a business licence and include their licence number in all online listings and advertising.
Note You must have strata approval and/or your landlord must permit the use of short-term rentals in your home before you apply for a licence.
Are our regulations working? Read our 2020 annual highlights report PDF file (480 KB)
What's happeningShort-term Rentals Community Working Group
As part of our ongoing efforts to understand the impact of our short-term rental regulations, our volunteer community working group helps provide ongoing insights on community impacts from short-term rentals.
About short-term rentals in Vancouver
*Source: Host Compliance
**Business licences for 2022 issued in December 2021 not included
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