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Short Term Rental Accommodation Registration

On February 22, 2022, Brantford City Council passed a By-law to approve an amendment to Municipal Code Chapter 326 – Business Licensing, to include Schedule A-15, Short Term Rental Accommodations. Effective immediately, a registration is required for all existing and new short term rental accommodations within the City of Brantford.

A short term rental is defined as “a dwelling unit, or part thereof, in which temporary accommodation is made available to members of the travelling public for a maximum of 28 consecutive days per stay, and does not include a bed and breakfast establishment, lodging house or group home; or as defined by the City of Brantford’s Zoning By-law 160-90”

An operator is defined as “a person who, alone or with others, operates, manages, supervises, runs, oversees, or controls a short term rental accommodation, and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, may include the owner of the short term rental accommodation.”

A registrant is defined as “means every person who is required to obtain a registration pursuant to this Chapter, and includes a person who has made application for a registration to the Issuer of Licences but has not yet been granted a registration”

For inquiries regarding the Short Term Rental Accommodation registration program, please contact the Licensing Team at or 519-759-4150 ext. 5871.

Registrant Information

Please complete the following questions regarding the Registrant/Operator of the Short Term Rental property.

Please be advised that Short Term Rental Accommodations are only permitted to operate in your primary residence and must be in compliance with the City’s Zoning By-laws.

Personal information, as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), is collected and authorized under Section 10(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to process your Short Term Rental Accommodations registration and contact you with any pertinent information related to your request. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Supervisor of Elections, Licensing, and Administrative Services at 58 Dalhousie, Brantford Ontario, N3T 2J0, or or 519-759-4150 ext. 5871.