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City wants public input on short term rentals

City of Kawartha Lakes wants public input on short term rentals

Kawartha Lakes – The City’s Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing Division will be hosting a Short Term Rentals Public Forum and are inviting residents to attend.

When:            Thursday May 3 at 2:30pm

Where:          Victoria Room, City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay

Residents are also encouraged to complete our Short Term Rentals Survey available on the City’s website. The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday May 13, 2018. All survey responses will be kept confidential.

As per Council direction, the Public Forum and survey will allow staff to gather valuable information which will be used to review how short term rentals operate in our community. The Public Forum will also provide residents an opportunity to have their questions and concerns addressed by representatives of various City departments and other agencies.

The responses from the survey will be analyzed and combined with information received at the Public Forum and will be reported to Council along with options for the regulation of short term rentals in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Short term rentals are property rentals of 30 days or less in duration. This would include renting a private room in a home, an entire home, a seasonal property (cottage), or any other space for 30 days or less.

Short term rentals do not include established accommodation types such as bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, trailer parks, or campgrounds.

Residents are also welcome to submit their questions and/or concerns to


Media Release (October 2017) - Council to explore regulations on short term rentals in Kawartha Lakes

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